Jahazi Vol 8:Intergenerational Dialogues


The Issue examines the generational culture divide in Kenya and shares discussions from a series of fora held to discuss the tensions, negotiations and transitions in Kenya’s creative and cultural spaces.

We pay homage to the late Binyavanga Wainaia and the late Toni Morrison.  

Editorial Board

Mueni Lundi, Kwamchetsi Makokha, Kimani Njogu, G. Oluoch-Olunya

Issue Editors: G. Oluoch-Olunya & Mueni Lundi

Design & Layout: Victor Gitonga Twenty Twenty Design


Cover and General Issue: Thandiwe Muriu

Music: Ketebul & Steenie Njoroge

Film & Theatre: Steenie Njoroge

Railway: Chao Taiyana

Wakariru: Emmanuel Jambo


  • From the Editor by G. Olunya & Mueni Lundi

  • From the Publisher by Kimani Njogu

  • From Omutibo to Mandugu Digital: Akwabi’s Legacy by Stanley Gazemba

  • Finding the Beat: National Identity through Music by Kimani wa Wanjoru

  • Recording Popular Music in Kenya: Roots, Genres and Pioneers by Steenie Njoroge

  • Towards a National Film Industry in the New Millennium by Edwin Nyutho

  • From Stage to Reel: A Retrospective on Theatre and Film in Kenya by Peter Mudamba

  • Colonial European Theatre by Gichora Mwangi

  • John Ruganda: A Reflection by Oluoch Obura

  • In Conversations with Opiyo Okach, Dancer & Choreographer

  • Staging Authenticity: The Limits of Creativity in a National Dance Company by Kahithe Kiiru

  • Wakariru: An Exhibition by Wambui Kamiru Collymore by G Olunya

  • Of Colonial Legacies: “The Lunatic Line” by Chao Tayiana

  • Paa ya Paa?:A Testament to Resilience by G Olunya

  • Binyavanga Wainaina: The Writer who Democratized Kenya’s Literary Space by Rasna Warah

  • “… and on and on, for all time” Regarding Toni Morrison by Tom Odhiambo