Jahazi Vol 3: Creativity Innovation Fusion


The Issue is set against the backdrop of the 2007/2008 post-election violence. Bringing together images from The Earth Festival :AQVA, works from celebrated ceramicist Magdalene Odundo, an excerpt from Wole Soyinka, poetry from Shailja Patel and pieces from other contributions.

Editorial Board

Bantu Mwaura,
Pat Kamau,
Mueni Lundi,
Kwamchetsi Makokha,
Kimani Njogu,
Joyce Njoki Kimani,
G. Oluoch-Olunya

Issue Editor: Garnette Oluoch-Olunya

Design & Layout: Victor Gitonga Twenty Twenty Design

Cover Photo: Dickson Migiro
Back Cover: Courtesy Kuki Gallman


    • Watered with Blood by Mshaï Mwangola
    • Migritude by JKS Makokha
    • When Saris Speak by Shailja Patel
    • Pavement Democracy by Tom Odhiambo
    • All Kenyan… All The Time –K24 by D. N. Kimotho
    • Tamthilia by Enock Matundura
    • Nairobi Theatre Academy/Alliance Française by Harsita Waters
    • Nollywood by Abdalla Uba Adamu
    • ‘Pale Pale’: Sexual Healing by Mbugua Wa Mungai
    • The Monologues by Mumbi Kaigwa
    • The Gender Roundtable by Godwin Murunga
    • Making Music, Changing Lives by Atigala Luvai
    • ‘Colonising’ Space by C. J. Odhiambo
    • Tamasha la Nchi za Jahazi by Yvonne A. Owuor
    • The Murumbi Collection by Kwamchetsi Makokha
    • Retreat to Moral Space: Radio Theatre by Dina Ligaga
    • Speaking in Images: GenerationKenya by Wambui Mwangi
    • An Encomium for Aimé Césaire by Stephen Partington
  • Book Review: Swahili Beyond Boundaries – Kimani Njogu
    • Excerpt: ‘From Ghetto to Garrison’ – Wole Soyinka