Many years ago Mazrui made an impressive BBC documentary on the African continent and its inhabitants. A book accompanied the series. This was not the first touch with the world in Britain Mazrui had, part of his academic studies were done in England. The BBC honours this historian, writer, documentary-maker, teacher.
For many years Ali Mazrui was not very much appreciated by the political powers in his native country. Especially during the reign of Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, who dit not encourage independent thinking during his reign. The best thing was to follow in his ‘nyayo’ (footsteps). During the reign of Mwai Kibaki Mazrui got his … Continue reading top leaders pay tribute
For a moment I doubted the inclusion of this article. The article focusses on the personal life of the scholar Ali Mazrui and I think it is a bit shoddy. But still, you can find information on his personal life. A life that brought him far away from his start in Mombassa.
I cannot remember that I noticed the cemetery at the times I visited Fort Jesus in Mombassa. I walked in the Fort and around the Fort, but maybe I was taken captive by the Fort itself and did not notice what was in its vicinity. There is a cemetery nearby that belongs to the Mazrui … Continue reading ali mazrui to be buried
Many of the posts on this blog have a literary edge. But I do not want to restrict myself to literary books (hard to define, by the way), but also other books deserve a place on this blog. Books on history, travels, culture etcetera. Even schoolbooks do now enter this post. There has been a … Continue reading longhorn nets top dar author
It are not just the African literary circles that mourn the death of the South African writer Chris van Wyk. The British newspaper The Guardian published an article celebrating the life and work of Chris.