From Shame and Fantasy I Rise – by Maimouna Jallow

Narissa Allibhai Voices 2 Comments

In the post “Am I Kenyan or Indian?”, I described my identity search as a Kenyan of Indian heritage. Next will be a piece on “Brown Privilege”, looking at the interactions between brown and black Kenyans, and how the fault for a lack of integration and harmony lies on both sides. Before that though, here’s another take on the identity …

The [non]Sense of [in]Justice in Kenya – by Yule Mbois Mndialala

Narissa Allibhai Politics & Society 2 Comments

A young Dutch man challenged a group of us with a couple of questions, after listening to a debate on extra-judicial killings in Kenya. The questions he asked, which needed answering but got little owing to lack of time, were these: What do we, as Kenyans, consider just? Should morality influence our sense of justice? This got me thinking, as the …

On Corruption (3rd Place winner of My Corruption-Free Africa competition)

Narissa Allibhai Politics & Society 12 Comments

Look beyond corruption. What do you see? Why does corruption exist? Are all people who partake in corruption really evil? Let’s take a look at the stereotypical small-scale corruption scenario. Say I am a policeman and I take a bribe – why? I am not paid enough, and, well, everyone does it. Say I am a driver and I pay …

I am a product of Racism, Imperialism and Inequality; also Love, Culture and Dedication.

Narissa Allibhai Whimsical Whirlings 15 Comments

It hit me in the airport toilet that the lady cleaning the toilets probably never gets to fly out of the country. Neither, probably, does the security guard. Yet here I am on my way to fly to Ethiopia. I am a product of an extremely unequal society. My British accent jars me into realization that I am partly a …