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Njeri Wangari

I am a Kenyan performing poet & blogger. My interest lies in the Arts, literature and the whole web 2.0 revolution.

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Latest posts by Njeri Wangari

24 March 2013

Condom TV Spot Pulled in Kenya After Religious Outcry

A public service announcement promoting condom use to combat the spread of HIV in Kenya was recently pulled from the airwaves after the TV spot caused an uproar among the...

15 February 2013

Kenya's Presidential Debate Ends on TV, Continues on Twitter

With only three weeks until Kenya's presidential elections, technology continues to change how the country participates in the electoral process. Kenyans submitted questions via Twitter for the first ever presidential...

7 January 2013

Technology Helps Kenyans Reveal Electoral Registration Fraud

As Kenya gears up for presidential elections, technology helped reveal that political parties stole National Identification details of unsuspecting Kenyans and registered them as their members with the Independent Electoral...

31 March 2011

Kenyan Bloggers Form an Association; BAKE

On Friday 25th March, several Kenyan bloggers held a meeting in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, under the newly formed BAKE ( Bloggers Association Kenya). The meeting was the 4th in...

12 March 2010

Kenya: Nairobi becomes East Africa's tech heartbeat

Kenya, and specifically Nairobi, has in recent months become the technology heartbeat of Africa with conferences, launches, meet ups, summits and unconferences all running in quick succession.

19 February 2010

Africa: Hidden Thoughts & Emotions on Love among African Bloggers

14th February, better known as Valentine’s day, the love mood was not only felt on the streets of Nairobi by the many red flowers, ladies dressed in all manner of...

25 January 2010

Kenya: Abdullah al-Faisal stirs confrontation

As on Thursday 21st Jan, the government of Kenya was at its nerves end trying to raise over US$,400,000 in a bid to deport Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal to his home...

6 January 2010

South Africa: A glowing tribute to Dennis Brutus

The News of the death of Dennis Brutus came as a rude shock to many, not just in South Africa but to the world at large who knew him for...

7 December 2009

Africa: Marking World AIDS Day Poetically

Blogger poets in Africa mark World Aids Day 2009 with selective words to describe the registry of emotions triggered by a pandemic that still sees no end.

28 November 2009

One East African Musician beats all odds for a global fan base

Not many know her as Mwanaisha Abdalla but Nyota Ndogo (Kiswahili for Small Star), is a household name in East Africa. She has been collecting fans of her eclectic East...

23 October 2009

Africa: Predators of Art, Entrepreneurship and Poet Ramblings

There are predators and there are art predators and Gwendolyn Alley is one such predator. It is not often that you hear that one is an art predator, an enthusiast...

25 August 2009

Kenyan cartoonists find a home in the blogosphere

The older Kenyan generations vividly remember cartoon characters like Bogi Benda, Juha Kalulu and many others who premiered in newspapers. But times are changing and the internet is changing almost...

17 July 2009

Out of Africa Emerges Digital Art and Animation

‘Digital' has become the latest buzz word not just in Kenya but in Africa where most things are still analogue. However, Digital Art is a rather new term to even...

11 June 2009

African photographers, writers and artists find their voice in blogs

As more Africans come to realize the power of blogging as a tool for expression on a global scale, the number of bloggers has increased and so has the themes...

28 April 2009

The News of Bantu Mwaura's death shocks Kenyan bloggers

The news of Bantu Mwaura’s death have caught many with absolute shock. Bantu Mwaura, an award winning Kenyan performing artist, director, playwright, storyteller, poet and university lecturer is dead.

12 March 2009

Kenya: The Big Language Dilemma For Kenyan Poet Bloggers

Kenyan poets, unlike artists, find it easier to write and perform in English as opposed to any other language. This would be closely attributed to what language enables them express...

8 January 2009

Kenya: Introducing poet and artist bloggers

Njeri Wangari introduces a few young poets and artists in Kenya who have started blogs to expand the reach of their works.

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