AFRICA’S ENDANGERED LANGUAGES (CONVERSATION WITH AUMA)

Circumcision among the Luhya. Such traditions risk extinction if the youth abandon their native languages.
Source: www.abeingo.org

The other day in campus during a journalism club meeting, I was asked to lead the group in a traditional Luhya song to kill the monotony of a humdrum evening. I was the only Luhya in the crowd, and my friends in attendance looked up to me with alacrity eager …

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FEMINISM: CHAUVINISM IN SKIRTS?

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I recently attended the Story Moja Hay Festival, and perhaps the most scintillating session was a forum titled “The Future of Kenyan Men,” moderated by renowned columnist and retrosexual Oyunga Pala. Meant for men, the forum was however hijacked by a coterie of ladies who took every available opportunity to …

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OF ASININE COMRADES AND THEIR CAMPAIGNS

The Mugendalets are at it again. This time, they’ve effectively crossed the threshold from being a reprehensible minute institution full of primitive energy to being an international (I blame this on Thika Road) institution still full of primitive energy. Their primal nature has never shone brighter than when students are …

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Amicus Scrabblae

Everyday, I get more and more convinced that the only reason why grown men play scrabble is because it’s the only socially acceptable way to explore their curiosity about jumping onto other men. For those who don’t know what scrabble is, gather around me as I explain to you the …

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Spectres of my Girlfriends

<!–[if !mso]>st2:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) }st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–>Dullsville Section If you missed the last post about knowing your professor, click here.   Specters of my Girlfriends It is with great gloom and disquietude that I funerally jot down this frighteningly fiendish and macabre experience that has been tormenting me relentlessly of late. For the …

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In 2013, No More…

<!–[if !mso]>st2:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) }st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–>  Wasup peeps? I bet you are all having yourself a happy new year. Well, I don’t care. What I know is that the shit hit the fan on my New Years (RIP Granny), but am not letting that dampen my spirits this time round. I …

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