I'm Kenyan born and bred, but I consider myself an East African. I am passionate about Jesus Christ. Coming to the United States in 2005 made me more aware of my gender and heritage than ever before, and I have realized in the process that I have a love for the women of Africa and the youth in general. I have found writing to be one of the most fulfilling ways to express my values and to create awareness on causes that are important to me.
Latest posts by Paula Odhiambo
Find out about what's on the minds of a variety of African bloggers with Global Voices author Paula Odhiambo.
It's been a while. I'm back now and eager to share with you this blog roundup about African women bloggers talking about "war of a different kind." “There is a constant battle in the realm of the spirits,” writes Tehilah. She says, “The choice of soldiers who will fight alongside you is probably one of the most important decisions anyone can make.”
It has been a while, but as with most things, blogging did not wait for life to catch up with it – it can be said that blogging helped to keep many sane as they weather the storms that life brings them. Through struggles and fears and laughter and tears, African women bloggers have continued to tell their stories and to share their walk with God. 2008 was a year of growth for many. It follows, then, that 2009 will be a year of maturity.
With this article, Paula Odhiambo salutes all mothers in Africa and reflects on children's compassion and giving, talking about sex with children and announces the birth of a blogger's baby girl.
Women love to share their experiences and express themselves, but no clock will wait for them to sit and share every detail with each other - not even if they do it on their blogs. Life must go on.
2008 is one month old. Different African women bloggers are going through different spiritual experiences. For many, this is just another year, exactly the same as 2007, and 2006, all the way back to the day they were born.