Aditi Sriram interviews Viyay Iyer, Beyond Objects, Beyond Scores, Guernica
For me, music is subjects listening to subjects. It’s about intersubjectivity. What I’ve learned from my gurus is that when you hear music, you hear a person, or you hear people, and you hear everything about them in those moments. They reveal themselves in ways that cannot be revealed any other way, and it contains historical truths because of that.
Julie Iromuanya, Mr. and Mrs. Doctor
4. This is my love for comrade bae whose voice belts “justice now!” with impatience, full with fear that the chance to say it again and again will pass us by and it will be all for nothing. You are the same comrade bae who speaks softly; considerate of every word, playing cautiously with language, intentional and gentle when in the company of others who have been made to be more accustomed to silence. I see you.
5. This is my love for comrade bae who is full, so full of will that every part of your body presents itself, naked and exposed because you will give everything for the possibility of a life we have not even begun to imagine.
6. This is my love for comrade bae who gives us poetry.
Michelle Dean, The Wreck: Adrienne Rich’s Feminist Awakening, Glimpsed through Her Never-before-published Letters, New Republic
Sofia Samatar, 2016 reading: feast or famine (part 1)
Noah Berlatsky, Why Cutting-Edge Sci-Fi is Often Penned by Marginalized Writers
Sci-fi writers are creating literature, not blueprints. Cutting-edge sci-fi isn’t sci-fi that uses the latest gadget. It’s sci-fi that dares you to think differently.
filius nullius and terra nullius are inextricably bound as assimilative and death-driven tools for settler colonialism in ways that lay claim to access to Native lands and Native bodies
Darnell L. Moore, The Occupation Stole My Words, June Jordan Helped me to Relocate Them
Wambui Wamae Kamiru, A Letter to My Children
Ngare Kariuki, Most Public Schools Lack Toilets and Classrooms
Isaac Ongiri, IEBC Will Buy New Kits Ahead of Polls
Marion Kanari & Farouk Mwabege, Mass Grave Holds Remains of Lari Massacre Victims
Moses Odhiambo, Agency Sets Terms for Varsity Admission
Neville Otuki, Kenyans Spent Sh117.6bn on Imported Cars Last Year
Joseph Kanyi, Women Take on Nyeri Rape Gang
Macharia Gaitho, No, Sir, This isn’t the Alternative Leadership
Ramadhan Rajab, Extrajudicial Killings of Muslims
Wangu Kanja, End Sexual Violence Now
Otsieno Namaya, Media Not Yet Free
Jillo Kadida, Tonui Petrol Station Meeting Took Place
Jillo Kadida, What Tonui Witnesses Told JSC
Oliver Mathenge, State House to Defend Need for Extra KES 1.2 Billion
Academic Articles & Chapters
Edward W. Said, “Invention, Memory, and Place.” Critical Inquiry (Winter 2000)