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NARISSA ALIBHAI Introduces The Festival

NARISSA ALIBHAI Introduces The Festival

The SAMOSA Festival is a bi-annual celebration of the diversity of culture in Kenya. The delicious samosa is a snack that in this part of the world combines flavours from the Middle East, South Asia a...

STEFANIA TRANFO relates some of the events

STEFANIA TRANFO relates some of the events

The 7th SAMOSA Festival 2016 went east to Nairobi’s Eastleigh community and was an intense and vibrant celebration spread over July and August offering events for a wide variety of interests and expec...

UBAX ABDI brings it alive!

UBAX ABDI brings it alive!

GRAFFITI In partnership with Society for International Development and The Street Diaries In the third week of July, after many delays and much anticipation, Street Diaries, the Kenyan graffiti col...

Regular Column

London Calling - Brexit Blues

London Calling - Brexit Blues

Ramnik Shah, born in Mombasa, practised law in Nairobi from 1964 to `74 and then for the next 30 years in England, where since retirement he has been engaged in academic research and writing on migrat...

Special Feature

Tara Arts – the first British Asian Theatre Company

Tara Arts – the first British Asian Thea...

By Jatinder Verma In 1977 Jatinder Verma got together with some like-minded friends in south London and founded Tara Arts — the first British Asian theatre company. It was a political act, fuelled by...

Awaaz Magazine

New Book!

The In-Between World of Kenya’s Media

About Awaaz

Awaaz is a magazine published tri-annually out of Nairobi, Kenya. It aims to provide a broad platform for debate and reflection on issues of both contemporary and historical interest. What started off in 2002 as a focus on the role of the South Asian community in the historical, political and socio-economic spheres of Kenya; has now broadened to cover the larger debates on diversity, democracy, human rights and social justice. The magazine also critically examines the role of minorities both as communities in Kenya and East Africa; as well as a concept of human rights in a society be they ethnic, racial, gender based, sexual or political.

Corporate Support

Supported [in part] by a grant

Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa of the Open Society Foundations

Friends of Awaaz

Yash and Jill Ghai, Mohez Karmali, Gijsbert Oonk, Vijoo Rattansi, Victoria Commercial Bank Charitable Trust, I& M Bank, Willy Mutunga, Chandaria Foundation, Asian Foundation
Editorial Cartoons

Footsteps

Jasmer Singh (1930-2016)

Jasmer Singh (1930-2016)

Jasmer Singh, the Father of Kenyan cricket, passed away on Wednesday 21 September, 2016 at the Aga Khan Hosp...

Dennis Akumu (1934-2016)

Dennis Akumu (1934-2016)

Dennis Akumu passed away on Wednesday, 17 August, 2016 in the Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi after ailing for ov...

Edward G Gitau (1930-2016)

Edward G Gitau (1930-2016)

Edward G Gitau is synonymous to ‘Juha Kalulu’, a comic strip comprising of Juha Kalulu, his wife Seera and t...

Adam Hussein Adam (1934-2016)

Adam Hussein Adam (1934-2016)

This month, the Makonde people – who were brought to Kenya in the 1940s to work in sisal plantations at the ...

‘Ode’ To Ali Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

‘Ode’ To Ali Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)...

By Benjamin Zephania The planet has been visited by a force as sharp as lightning, From Louisville, Kentuc...

Volume 13, Issue 2

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