Black Lies

Black Lies

UPDATE: This has been the most viewed post, with at least 2 hits a day, every day, from all over the world. This is a lot of traffic in my humble blog’s world. Today I want to add award-winning film maker Ng’endo Mukii’s short, Yellow Fever. The little girl’s voice is particularly unforgettable in this … Continue reading

Investing in Girls and Women

Investing in Girls and Women

For a few days, I had been toying with the idea of entering a photography competition for Women Deliver. The theme was “Invest in girls and women – it pays” and the prize was a full scholarship to attend the third Women Deliver Conference in Kuala Lumpur. I had a few good shots from around … Continue reading

Confessions of a Cat-Video Junkie

Confessions of a Cat-Video Junkie

Late last month, there were questions all over the blogosphere about the authenticity of Kenya’s first presidential debate. For example, why was it held at Hogwarts Brookhouse International School instead of a more symbolically national venue like The Kenya International Conference Center or The Bomas of Kenya? Why was it conducted in English instead of Kiswahili, even … Continue reading

Crash Course: Technological Convergence and News Mass Media (plus, why I LOVE Prezi.com)

Crash Course: Technological Convergence and News Mass Media (plus, why I LOVE Prezi.com)

Speaks for itself… References: Choi, S.-K. (2010). Convergence in the media sector: Drivers, impacts and regulatory challenges. Communications & Convergence Review, 53-64. Erdal, I. J. (2011). Coming to Terms with Convergence Journalism: Cross-Media as a Theoretical and Analytical Concept. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 213-223. Jenkins, H. (2001). The cultural … Continue reading

Ethical Reasoning of Kenya’s Electoral Coverage

Ethical Reasoning of Kenya’s Electoral Coverage

…another cheat post from a recent school essay. Introduction This paper is an analysis or the ethical reasoning of a week’s worth of electoral coverage in the Nation Newspaper towards the March 4th Kenya General Elections. As was the case for all media during the three months running to this election, electoral progress made headlines … Continue reading

Candid Talk – 1: Politics – 0

Candid Talk – 1: Politics – 0

For the first time in history, Kenya’s presidential candidates were set together on the same stage to discuss and defend their bids to be elected fourth president of our country. 44 million people watched the $1 million inaugural debate from around the world. Even my evening class managed to convince our lecturer to let us watch the live stream … Continue reading

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

2012 was NOT the year I got engaged / married / pregnant, and I only came remotely close to finding my dream job … So I’m guessing it wasn’t meant to be. BUT. At least half of my facebook “friends” did, and I “like”d it. And I started a blog. And I went to Mauritius on an … Continue reading

Originally posted on AFRICAN URBANISM:
When many think of African fabrics, the first thing that comes to mind is wax prints: the brightly colored, geometric, symbolic designs on fabric sported by Africans and those living inside (and more and more outside) of Africa. A recent article on the history of “African” wax prints reveals its…