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Let’s Talk About the Lies Perpetuated About African Culture as Primitive and Backwards and to What End…

By Anjana Kagume My great grandfather was a medicine man. His name was actually Kagume. And he used herbs and plants to heal people. He could go as far as the forest to find some specific plants. This must have been something he learned from his own father though I don’t have that information. HeContinue reading “Let’s Talk About the Lies Perpetuated About African Culture as Primitive and Backwards and to What End…”

LET’S TALK ABOUT UNDERLYING ISSUES DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR GIRLS THAT HAS AN IMPACT ON THEIR DECISION MAKING PROCESS LATER IN LIFE

We will call her Jemima. When she was in form one, let’s call him James, their class teacher took note and an interest in her because she was a good student. By good I mean she always excelled in her studies, was in good standing as far as keeping the School rules is concerned andContinue reading “LET’S TALK ABOUT UNDERLYING ISSUES DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR GIRLS THAT HAS AN IMPACT ON THEIR DECISION MAKING PROCESS LATER IN LIFE”

Gīkūyū Greetings

Originally posted on Gīkūyū Centre for Cultural Studies:
Greetings in Gīkūyū can be complicated. In order to understand Gīkūyū traditional greetings it is necessary to first define some terms. Maitū means Mother and not just the biological mother but all women who are the approximate age of your mother. She will greet all…

Gĩkũyũ names for God

Originally posted on Gīkūyū Centre for Cultural Studies:
NGAI The name for God among the Gĩkũyũ is NGAI.  Ngai seems from the many descriptions of him to be a man who related to the first man, Gĩkũyũ as a friend, walking with him and speaking with him. But Gĩkũyũ mythology suggests that he then retreats into…

Let’s Talk About the Complications of Historical Injustices Especially if you Have a Whole Generation Ignorant of them Because Miseducation…

In the year 2007, in my home country Kenya, we were on call with my aunt who was trying to escape being killed together with her family from the night of 27th December of that year. That was right after the election results declared Mwai Kibaki as the president. Shortly after we also began toContinue reading “Let’s Talk About the Complications of Historical Injustices Especially if you Have a Whole Generation Ignorant of them Because Miseducation…”

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