Why are you so kind to me? I doubt I’m deserving of such kindness. You’ve allowed me to tap your reservoir of knowledge and drink until I’m full. I will not waste a drop. I will appreciate what I’m offered for the precious gift that it is. I can never repay such pure human kindness […]
My art based initiative that I would like to implement in my community is a urban peace building project for school going children aged 8-13 years. The project will seek to train the children on peacecuilding through the use of music, drawing, poetry and other forms of art. The children will meet every week where […]
One of the biggest challenge on the art based approach in my community is that the older generation and local government always consider anything art is associated with the youth and its for entertainment even if the approach is addressing systematic injustices in the community.
Tribalism or tribal clashes in Kenya is a structural violence that has bedevilled the country since independence. This violence mostly happens in the low income communities in the urban settlement and at the border between two different tribals. Mostly the violence prior to, during and after heavily contested presidential elections.
There is this film about ‘Find Fela.’ The film is by Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, portraying and analysing the life of pioneering musician Fela Kut. One unique thing about the film is on how Fela used music to influence masses and contribute to the governance processes of his country Nigeria. He became so influencial across […]
I am Sahlim Charles’ home keys. One Saturday when Charles was going to work,he dropped me by the shoeshine vendor in the neighborhood. I tried to signal him before I got stuck in the muddy surface and he pressed me even further into the ground by his leather shoes. Till today, I am still hoping […]