The vagueness around who is and isn’t a “tribe of Kenya” is a double-edged sword. The persistence of ethnic classification and counting can be pernicious.
The loss of African languages, their link with identity, and their role in forging decolonial futures.
Why is Nairobi's government terrorizing hawkers and hustlers around the city? An anthropological perspective.
African states are involved in the War on Terror more than we think. They're surrounded by an eco-system of the war industry.
Capitalism In My City, episode 1.
How is Kenya's "new middle class" contributing to a pervasive low-quality oppression that leaves Kenyans feeling hopeless?
Many of Nairobi's apocalypse merchants and prophesy peddlers have disappeared in the past year. Reflections on how COVID-19 has re-shaped the city and residents' lives.
Behind the anxieties about tackling forced displacement and terror, is the recognizable lexicon of racialized difference. This all infuses the practice of humanitarianism.
2020 has given us an archive of heart-breaking examples of the politically transformative power of care.
A key part of Maathai's work was how she creatively engaged with religious traditions, including Christianity and the Bible. Admittedly, her stance was somewhat complex.
Cities will continue to exist and grow despite the coronavirus crisis because of the distinctly human need for social interaction, physical contact, and collaboration.
Drug use among young people in Nairobi's slums is on the rise. Youth also face arbitrary arrests by the police, resulting in jail time which turns them into hardcore criminals in a vicious cycle.
Tracing the music, from 1978 to the 2000s, that defined the rule of former Kenyan president Daniel Torotich Arap Moi.
I’ve lived a good part of my life in Mathare 4A, part of the larger Mathare slum in Nairobi. Decent housing remains a pipe dream for the majority of the city's residents.
The 60s, 70s, and 80s are often described as the Golden Age of Indian cinema and Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu had a large number of cinemas devoted to showing films made in Bombay.
How is it that water flows freely and cheaply in Nairobi's wealthy neighborhoods, but thousands of people in informal settlements are denied access to it?
How pesticides banned in the European Union continue to be sold in Kenya, and with devastating impact.
Re-visiting Nairobi's urban history offers a glimpse into the forces that shaped modern life.
Members of the Capitalism In My City project reflect on the commodification of education in Kenya.
With Kenya in the grip of a global pandemic and grappling with an ailing economy, is constitutional reform really a priority?