Writings from the Kenyan Blogosphere

Bankelele writes about  the sort-of-return of  East African Classic safari rally, which is no longer part of the international WRC rally, but offers ‘a nostalgic and and unique tourist attraction’.

Bullets and Honey writes of the ‘courtiers who use isms like machetes’. In the piece, he explores the nature of the powerful and what drives them." Power over the mass of people is pretended to exist at all times over all when the house on the hill an scarcely keep up with the goings on in the bush and bed of the peasants’ life.  In responding to comments, he explains that he's "… probably just feeling skeptical in the classic sense of it as a stressing of knowledge's uncertainty as a guard against dogmatism, especially the dogmatism of the ‘powerful'".

Gukira has a banana metaphor contest , referring to the symbol used by the proponents of the constitutional referendum voted on in Kenya, and asks his readers to be creative with it.

Memoire reminisces at how being a ‘grown up’ in Kenya has changed. From the dressing styles in the 80's with scarves and skirts for women, proper suits for men, manners in how to address ‘grown-ups’ and how now, " you cant really distinguish an 18 year old from a 25 year old…", amongst other observations of how things have changed with time in Nairobi.

Speaking of growing up, M muses on his birthday observing that Old is gold.

Pandemonium Today's posts on how Art allows for the kind of education that formal (classical?) schooling lacks. , She observes that "The arts require innovation, perhaps more than any other field. Or perhaps it is that the arts allow for great measures of unbridled creative thinking."

This and That shares his thoughts about the movie The Constant Gardener. Of the corruption portrayed
in the movie, he notes that

What makes it worse, is that the corrupt Kenyans don’t realise that they are being instrumentalised by the West against their own people

Cock and bull writes an interesting story about Kaigutha, a quiet, yet popular purveyor of brew. 

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