This blog changed its outfit!

Narissa Allibhai Uncategorized 2 Comments

My dear subscribers, I finally managed to revamp the People in the Margins blog! This did mean a change of website address from peopleinthemargins.wordpress.com to peopleinthemargins.com. Your subscriptions have been migrated over to the new site. If you were a follower through WordPress and would like email notifications, you can do it through the new site. Just published today “A Backpacker’s …

A Backpacker’s Life

Narissa Allibhai Backpacker Diaries 4 Comments

Trudging through foreign lands like a turtle with your life on your back; not knowing where you will sleep that night; crashing on random people’s couches and ending up as BFFs; volunteering on remote farms and gorging on fresh organic food; staying at the cheapest hostel in town and exploring secret alleys with fellow travellers; surviving on risky but tasty …

Sacrificing Human Rights for Development

Narissa Allibhai Environment, Voices 1 Comment

“Whoever is cutting off the source of water to the lake is being selfish and wants to benefit alone. We [in Turkana] will die of starvation.”             Selina Akiru Pastoralist and firewood seller . The hot sun rises on another long day in scorching Turkana county. Meanwhile the rays graze over the greener, but also marginalized, Marsabit county. These two …

As Ghosts of Cancer sweep Marsabit… – by Laura Maina

Narissa Allibhai Environment, Politics & Society 2 Comments

Northern Kenya is known as “The Cradle of Mankind”  due to the famous paleoanthropological site ‘Koobi Fora’[1], which hails one of the oldest human fossils, a 7 million year old from Turgen Hills. The region also unique as home to East Africa’s only true desert; to the world’s largest desert lake, Lake Turkana;  to the elephant with the largest tusks …