Les Rwandais ne veulent pas être otages de leur passé »


The Rwandan novelist Scholastique Mukasonga writes about the events that took place 25 years ago in Rwanda. The death of unnumerous people. Women, men, children. The year 1994 is etched in our collective memory, but is not just 194, years before and years after lives were torn apart and dumped on the graveyard of history, … Continue reading Les Rwandais ne veulent pas être otages de leur passé »

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

RIP Hugh Lewin (1939 – January 16 2019)


His life spanned many decades of political upheaval within and outside South Africa. He wrote books, was a journalist, trained journalists and he was active to oppose the forces of apartheid in South Africa. Now Hugh Lewin has passed away. In this article you will read about his life struggling for justice.     

Al-Shabaab’s Nairobi attack is a reminder that tit-for-tat terror never succeeds


Another vicious attack has hit the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The West Mall attack took place six years ago. Now another crowded place has become a place of death and blood and traumatized people. The writer Mukoma wa Ngugu gives his opinion.

I am a witness that Kenyans read avidly


Just the other day Morris Kiruga published his first book. Non-fiction. He does not have much patience with fiction books. He prefers the hard facts of the non-fiction. His book was titled ‘The man who sold a country’. Can you guess whom he was writing about ? In this article you will read more about … Continue reading I am a witness that Kenyans read avidly