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Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir by Ngūgī wa Thiong’o

Date Read: March 22nd 2015

Published: 2010

Publisher: Vintage Books

Pages: 256

The Blurb

Ngūgī wa Thiong’o is born the fifth child of his father’s third wife, in a family that includes twenty-four children to four different mothers. 632 more words

African Literature

ARCHITECTURE: The Forgotten Masterpieces of African Modernism

A field of triangular roofs pokes up above the horizon on the outskirts of Dakar, like a forest of wigwams that have been baked to stone under the scorching sub-Saharan sun. 1,105 more words

International

Rating Kenya's Presidents

Jomo Kenyatta’s regime was corrupt, illiberal and competent. Moi’s was corrupt, illiberal and mediocre. Kibaki’s was corrupt, liberal and competent. So, Moi scores zero out of three.

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East Africa

Islam and African Culture.

You know it’s really appalling how people, especially parents react after learning that their son or daughter has converted to Islam. They castigate them, hate them, marginalize them and some go to the extent of cutting off family ties with them. 437 more words

Allah

FIVE REASONS WHY KISUMU CITY’S FUTURE IS BRIGHT

Kisumu for the last couple of years has been doing well development wise. With the expansion of Kisumu international airport, the glory of Kisumu has continued to shine and now is a town which enjoys a city status. 545 more words

Kenya

Lessons and Reasons for Kenya's governance missteps

The Kenya state is under the greatest threat of becoming undone because of lack of resolute leadership since independence of replacing the colonial legacy of corruption and tribalism with national values that benefit all. 885 more words

African Goverance

Jomo Kenyatta and the Texas Longhorns

Jomo Kenyatta, father of the Kenyan nation and its first president, shook my hand on a beautiful seaside morning in December, 1967. I was out for a stroll, dressed neatly for a change, and feeling as spiffy as the bright equatorial morning. 834 more words

Fiction