Kinyanjui belonged to the initiation age set called ‘Njenga.’ Kinyanjui had been banished from his home area in Githunguri for some transgression which caused him to relocate to Southern Kikuyu. Muriuki gives his origin as Kandara. It is not clear at which point he joined Waiyaki’s company as...
Francis Hall was born at Sangor, India in October 1860. Around this time, traders, missionaries and slave trade abolitionists were beginning to pay attention to East Africa. About 20 years earlier, Ludwig Krapf had made contacts with the Kamba and ventured in the interior as far as present day...
All Mankind met African people at the crossroads of History at one time or another. African has been locked in a 500 year old room, and in this Hub, Clarke talks African History From 3000 B.C. to now
Wangu wa Makeri was the first Kikuyu female leader in living memory. This post will bring fresh insight in the life of Wangu wa Makeri, the first ever woman Chief in Colonial Kenya. A grand child of the legendary leader agreed to a candid interview.
The ‘righteous’ branch of the Adamic tribe had been commanded by God over successive generations not to descend the holy mountain and mingle their seed with that of the children of Cain
The movement to unify the four colonies in South Africa proceeded almost as though blacks had no interest in the outcome. The myth of the "white man's country" was given concrete form in the Union of South Africa in 1910, with dire historical consequences.
Migration and settlement patterns of Kenyan communities are quite diverse. Since Kenya has got a number of ethnic groups, this makes their migration and settlement patterns something of interest.
Africans are still the underdogs in the 21st century. The destruction of their culture, history and communities along with their custom, traditions language tantamount to decapitating a man's head..
This article is about the desert concentration camp known as Tazmamart—once located in south-eastern Morocco. It showcases the living conditions the prisoners were forced to endure for eighteen years.
Colonising Egypt, a work by Timothy Mitchell, observes the process and the resulting consequences of colonialism on three separate stages: that of the world-at-exhibition, the Egyptian city, and the West. Within each instance there is evidence for...