Postmodernism in Kenya

I’ve often wondered how postmodernism in East Africa differs from Western postmodernism. Wanyeki Mahiaini, former minister for training at All Souls Langham Place, London has carefully studied both cultures and gives a very insightful answer: The picture in Africa is a lot more complex [than in the West] because Africa is one of those places where anything you … Continue reading


A sheet thin

Newton Gatambia Kibiringi, Kenyan brother, iServe Africa alumnus, youth worker in the UK, gifted wordsmith. Here is one of his recent poems reflecting on the condition of postmodernity: So stretched has become life’s scope And so narrowed any honest concern Stressed have become the natural muscles So loud is the solemn atypical intonation Widening is the … Continue reading


The post-modernity issue

      The new issue of Conversation Magazine is out now! And at 44 pages packed with insightful articles and thought-provoking comment on cutting edge issues you don’t want to miss this one. Here’s Lydia Maingi’s editorial: Post-modernism is a big word, but is it relevant to Kenyans today? Surely it cannot be that big … Continue reading


Liquid education

Education is changing. In Kenya in the last 10 years there’s been an explosion in university education, evening classes, online learning, Masters, MBAs, modular courses… But deeper changes are going on too. And if we’re involved in education – either as providers or as receivers (and most of are one or both of those), then it’s vital … Continue reading