Miguna rained on Raila’s parade with new book


Politics in Kenya seem to be divided between the Kenyatta’s and the Odinga’s (sorry for the devotees of Arap Moi). Fathers and Sons. The politician Miguna Miguna wrote a book on the politician Raila Odinga, son of  Jaramogi Ajuma Oginga Odinga. This new book by Miguna Miguna is titled Treason: The Case against Tyrants and Renegades. … Continue reading Miguna rained on Raila’s parade with new book

Celebrating Ngugi at 80


The Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o is the subject of a new book written by Simon Gikandi and Ndirangu Wachanga. In this book the authors delve into the literary works of Ngugi. The book is titled Ngugi: Reflections on his Life and Writing. The publication was on the occassion of the 80th birthday of the literary … Continue reading Celebrating Ngugi at 80

Role of women in Mau Mau has been ignored


The Kenyan writer Kui Kitonga looked back into history to find role models for children. She delved into the times of the attempt to gain independence from the colonial masters in Kenya. The days of the Mau Mau were filled by men. Were women absent? In her research Kui discovered female warriors. Now she has … Continue reading Role of women in Mau Mau has been ignored