The Instagram poet Yrsa Daley-Ward has had a difficult life – an unsettled childhood, the loss of her mother and struggles with depression. But it’s these things, she says, that have made her the person she is and added an extra dimension to her first, recently published collection, Bone.
It was an episode of Coronation Street that prompted Yrsa Daley-Ward’s mother to make a confession. The soap’s storyline revealed that one character long supposed to have been another’s father, was in fact her stepfather.
I believe that every experience is positive and I wouldn’t have a book of poetry if I hadn’t gone through challenging times. Yrsa Daley-Ward, Poet… Read More Yrsa Daley-Ward: The model who turned her pain into poetry
Given Kenya’s generally violent politics, next week’s election has raised considerable anxiety inside the country and throughout East Africa. A lot depends on whether the electoral body will deliver a free, fair and credible poll. Or Kenyans will be well advised to store up some Ugali – the national staple food – in case the… Read More Regional stakes in Kenya’s 2017 elections
The torture and murder of Chris Musando, the Kenyan election official, clearly signals the risk of a violent election. If Kenyans keep rolling their eyes at the barrage of fake news, though, we might just be alright.… Read More Texts, Lies, and Videotape
Political punditry in Kenya has always been fixated on the ethnic question, but this time around, it’s not going to be that simple… Read More Kenya’s 2017 elections like none before. Here’s why.
The genesis of doctors’ strike and state of the Kenya health sector as explained by Dr Korir.… Read More THE STATUS OF HEALTH SECTOR IN KENYA
For the last 50 days, the Kenyan public health system has been at a standstill. This is the anatomy of a health crisis, as told by the doctors in the trenches. Republished with permission from Courage Stories. In 2013, the government and doctors signed an agreement to repair the health system. The century-old system had… Read More ANATOMY OF A HEALTH CRISIS: A PHOTO ESSAY