Category: politics

ALLEGED SEXUAL VIOLENCE COMMITTED BY TONY MOCHAMA UPON THE PERSON OF SHAILJA PATEL

Date: Thursday September 25 Contact: Ann Njogu, Chair, CREAW, Centre for Rights, Education and Awareness for Women Mobile: 0722 768 381 http://www.creawkenya.org On Saturday September 20th, Standard Group columnist Mr. Tony Mochama is alleged to have committed an indecent act upon the person of poet and activist Shailja Patel, at a gathering in the home … Continue reading ALLEGED SEXUAL VIOLENCE COMMITTED BY TONY MOCHAMA UPON THE PERSON OF SHAILJA PATEL

two places

Kangemi and Westgate are roughly equidistant from my house, though Kangemi is a shade closer. A few weeks ago, as the school term was starting, the Nairobi government arrived in Kangemi at 3 a.m., destroyed the local market, and, in the process, a bulldozer crushed a man to death. I do not know this man’s … Continue reading two places

Shrinking

Become smaller. And smaller More. * Fear works to contain bodies within social space through the way it shrinks the body. – Sara Ahmed Fear works to expand the mobility of some bodies and contain others. -Sara Ahmed * I have been afraid to use “ICC indictees.” * Pay attention to fear. Pay attention to … Continue reading Shrinking

kenya’s memory work

What do we want from each other after we have told our stories - Audre Lorde, “There are No Honest Poems about Dead Women” Memory, that vast orchard of myriad, variegated moments, appears to undergo an endless replanting. —John Keene, Annotations Memory work is myth-building and myth-busting, story-making and story-unmaking, a stitching and patching, cutting … Continue reading kenya’s memory work