Tagged: Kenya

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.

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...

French beans, Kenyan origin. Field Notes

Mathilde Fautras, “French beans, Kenyan origin. Field Notes”, Mambo! Volume VIII, n°3, 2009. FriGoken is one of the largest producers and exporters of french beans in Kenya. The company contracts local farmers in order...

Les Villes Kenyanes: Note de Présentation

Bernard Calas, “Les Villes Kenyanes: Note de Présentation”, Mambo! Volume VI, n0 4; 2007 La population urbaine kenyane représente environ 40 % des 34 millions d’habitants du pays. Comme ailleurs en Afrique mais sans doute de...