A city in which ‘contempt for the resident is everywhere apparent’

It is a scene to behold. Thousands of people purposefully walking on roads meant for cars – sometimes for as long as three hours – to report to work by 8a.m., if not earlier. These are the forgotten people, the ones the city’s urban planners have not catered for since Nairobi came into existence more than a century ago – when the city was planned as an apartheid city, built for a minority white elite that owned cars.… Read More A city in which ‘contempt for the resident is everywhere apparent’

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Not enough women taken seriously in arts yet

Not enough women are taken seriously in arts yet,’ concludes Lungiswa.

To defeat this masculine monotone and create more individual voices, Marlene believes in ‘continuing to investigate difficult themes such as objectification and motherhood and challenge gender norms.’

Their work is important, necessary and thought-provoking.

‘Of course, there is a lot that has been achieved and many battles won,’ … Read More Not enough women taken seriously in arts yet