An ode to silence – Kenya’s third national language


We are aware of the multitude of languages on the African continent. Even in one country many languages are being spoken. The East African state of Kenya is such a country. Two national languages: English and (Ki)Swahili. But the journalist and writer Rasna Warah has discovered a third national language. A language that has not … Continue reading An ode to silence – Kenya’s third national language

The rise of fascism and the corporatisation of political power


The Kenyan writer and journalist Rasna Warah has seen a movie on the nazi-regime in Germany. She writes also about the political situation in Kenya, and putting this situation in a wider context. A thoughtful piece of writing. Just take your time. It is added that it is a 14 minutes read (more or less). 

A border village with friendly officials who just love reading


Crossing borders can be a difficult exercise in Africa. Not withstanding the socalled African unity there is much ground to be won in the possibilities to move from one place to another. The Kenyan writer Rasna Warah had a very nice literary meeting when she wanted to cross the border between Tanzania and Malawi. Read … Continue reading A border village with friendly officials who just love reading

writers, scholars, and activists


In the Kenyan Parliament the members of parliament are working very hard to forestall criticism of their work, their lifestyle and their utterances. The members have agreed on a law to gag the media and to inflict heavy penalties. The bill has gone up to the president, to sign or not to sign, that is … Continue reading writers, scholars, and activists