Reading: April 2, 2016

As an arbitrary thing, I’ll try to keep track of (most) everything I read this month: blogposts, newspaper columns, academic articles, popular books, and the like. Mostly as a way to figure out what’s rubbing up against what, and with what possible effects. I won’t categorize stuff, as that would take too much time. It will simply be a list in no particular order. I’ll only note what I read until 6 p.m. Anything I read after that can’t really be processed.

Media
The suspects in Sh1.6bn graft loot agencies are pursuingDaily Nation
Curriculum review, transition to get more fundsDaily Nation
Fencing Nairobi park will end conflict, says wildlife agencyDaily Nation
MP faces 11-month ban, loss of perks after ejection from HouseDaily Nation
Lessons from Okot p’Bitek’s ‘Lawino,’ 1966 and all thatDaily Nation
Why Nigerians are better cooks than the rest of usDaily Nation
Kenyans have surrendered their souls for cheap gains, Daily Nation
Healed from killings, university is back in businessDaily Nation
Tharaka Nithi MCAs allocate land to build county headquartersDaily Nation
Why do battered women stay?Daily Nation
Kenya Power working on faults after heavy downpour, The Star
Raila Creates His New Kitchen CabinetThe Star
Samira Sawlani, Garissa University Attack 1 Year On: Not Just a Number, Not Just a Hashtag
Naledi Nomalanga Mkhize, Jacob Zuma, The Trickster
Boris Kachka, Claudia Rankine Challenges White Teachers, Pities White Racists in AWP Keynote

Articles & Chapters
Christina Sharpe, “Black Studies: In the Wake.” The Black Scholar (Summer 2014)
Katherine McKittrick, “Mathematics Black Life.” The Black Scholar (Summer 2014)
Z.S. Strother, “‘A Photograph Steals the Soul’: The History of an Idea,” in Portraiture and Photography in Africa, ed.,John Peffer and Elisabeth L. Cameron (Indiana UP, 2013)
Aimé Césaire, “Poetry and Knowledge,” in Lyric and Dramatic Poetry, trans. Clayton Eshelman and Annette Smith (UP Virginia, 1990)

Blog Posts

Wandia Njoya, Let the Lions Roar
Proshant Chakraborty, Groundings, or seeing-one’s-feet: An Introduction
Doreen Saringi, 365 Days Ago in Garissa