Yes, the Blue Economy is here! Or is it? At least there are conferences being held about it. Just a few years back, we were talking about the Green Economy, it seems. There was even a Green Economy Scoping Study done for Jamaica (I wonder how that is working out). Now, we have moved, rather … More Jamaica to Support Global Efforts at Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Kenya
Alison West Martin’s interest in Islamic art and philosophy came to her gradually, via the Americas. “I spent three summers in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, while I was studying for my Masters in Fine Arts,” she tells me. “I found the remnants of Islamic architecture there, brought over from Spain. I have always been … More Understanding, Not Exclusion: An Exploration of Sacred Spaces at The Olympia Gallery
Are you feeling cynical, even bitter about our politics? Then you will enjoy reading this, because you will realize we are not alone. We can always find a parallel in a post-colonial society such as Kenya. This sharp commentary comes from a great Kenyan political blogger and cartoonist, Patrick Gathara. I find his blog extremely … More Kenya’s Politics of Crises and Forgetting… Oh, How Familiar This Sounds!
This is the first in my (resurrected) African Postman series. Yes, I did promise to revive it and I hope to do a weekly feature. I posted thirty stories in the series initially, and plan to continue on a more regular basis (if you search for “African Postman” you will find my earlier stories). You will not … More African Postman: Kenyan Schoolboys Become Part of the Solution Against Rape
Ghanaian poet, playwright, diplomat and teacher Kofi Awoonor, 78, was among the casualties of the terrorist attack on Nairobi‘s Westgate Mall on September 21. There have already been many tributes, and the articles linked below express the loss much more beautifully than I can. Every life lost – rich or poor, young or old, African or not – was … More African Postman: Death of a Poet