Being Indian in Kenya Feels Like ‘Having An Abusive Lover’

For weeks now, I have been trying to write this piece. It has been agonizing. I worried about laying it bare – or starting to. You see this one is really important to me. In reality, I have been trying to write this piece for the last decade. I popped my storytelling cherry a few… Continue reading…

Modern Kenya: Will the Tug of Ethnicity Win Over Nationalism?

The peoples of Kenya are nations without a state: a group that feels bound by common descent, history, culture or language, but not an organized political community under a government. That’s at least according to Bethwell Ogot’s sentiments in his book, “Kenyans, Who are We? Reflections on the Meaning of National Identity and Nationalism.” With… Continue reading…

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