Category: Kenya

Archaeology of a Rural Landscape (Tana Delta, Kenya)

Yanis MOKRI, “Archaeology of a Rural Landscape: The Case of the Tana Delta in Kenya.” Mambo! Vol. XVI (8), 2019. Introduction Since the 1940s, the history of coastal Kenya relies essentially on monumental trading...

Les roses kényanes dans un marché global

Léa BENOIT, “Les roses kényanes dans un marché global : construire la qualité et la confiance.” Mambo! XVI (8), 2019. Introduction Produit « futile » par excellence, quasi comestible, périssable, la rose est pourtant la fleur coupée...

Kenyan Roses in a Global Market

Léa Benoit, “Kenyan Roses in a Global Market: Building Quality and Trust.” Mambo! XVI (8), 2019. Translated by: Sally JASMINE. French version here: https://mambo.hypotheses.org/1740 Introduction Although it is a “futile” product by excellence, almost...

When Ngũgĩ Comes to Nairobi

Maëline LE LAY, “When Ngũgĩ Comes to Nairobi.” Mambo! Vol. XVI (5), 2019. On this hot Monday in February, the Nairobi National Theatre’s Main Auditorium was full. The eager and excited crowed had come to witness the launch of the latest book in Kikuyu by the great Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Kenda Muiyuru. Everyone was there: from old accomplices to members of the newest generation to have studied books in school, the most politically conscious of these finding in his example both intellectual and ideological inspiration.

Willy Mutunga, a Lifelong Activist

Marie WOLFROM, “Willy Mutunga, a life long activist”, Mambo!, Vol. XVI, (1), 2019 PDF Version Here. Genesis of an Activist Willy Mutunga hails from a modest background. Born on June 16 1947 in Kilonzo,...

The Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya

Robert WAWERU, “Challenges Faced in the Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya” Mambo! XV (3), 2018. Contact the author : bobwaweru@gmail.com PDF Version here. Introduction This paper examines the initiatives that have been...

The Techno-Political Patterning of Automatic Water Dispensers, Kenya

Christiane TRISTL, ”Co-constituting Cost-recovery, Assembling Benevolence – The Techno-Political Patterning of Automatic Water Dispensers”, Mambo! Vol. XIV, (4) 2017. PDF version here. Introduction Concerned about “providing reliable and sustainable water supply in the developing...

The Laikipia’s Maasai Cricket Warriors

Graham R.L. FOX, “Gendered issues and contested benefits: The case of Laikipia’s Maasai Cricket Warriors”, Mambo! Volume XIV, (1) 2017. PDF version here. Introduction Though many feminist and postcolonial scholars question the utility of...

Ruins, Planning and the ‘Messy Labours’ of the Urban Poor

Wangui KIMARI, “We Do Not Want Any More Masters’: Ruins, Planning and the “Messy Labours” of the Urban Poor”, Mambo! Vol. XIV (5), 2016. PDF version here.  Introduction Amidst the animated conversations about recent national and...

Becoming Minister for Lands: Jackson Angaine and Meru politics

Anaïs ANGELO,”Becoming Minister for Lands: Jackson Angaine and Meru politics (1961-1963)”, Mambo! Volume XIV (3), 2016. In 1978 British Officials profiled the most prominent Kenyan politicians and produced a document entitled “Leading Personalities in Kenya,...

Être mère en pays luo

Louise PROTAR, “Être mère en pays luo”, Mambo! Vol. XIII (3), 2015. La maternité est communément perçue comme un phénomène naturel et universel1. Mais porter, mettre au monde et élever des enfants sont des...