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Hello and welcome to my website. I’m a Kenyan scholar and writer currently living and working in the United States. I’m looking forward to sharing my future stories as they come to fruition, but in the meantime, check out some of my featured publications and more personal blog posts below.

 

RECENT BOOKS AND ARTICLES

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RACE FOR SANCTIONS: AFRICAN AMERICANS AGAINST APARTHEID, 1946-1994. BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA: INDIANA UNIVERSITY  PRESS, 2004.

Summary
An important contribution to the political history of this period [and] a must for those interested in the influence of the great pan-Africanists." —Elliott P. Skinner
This study traces the evolution of the anti-apartheid movement from its origins in the 1940s through the civil rights and black power eras to its maturation in the 1980s as a force that transformed U.S. foreign policy. The movement initially met resistance and was soon repressed, only to reemerge during the civil rights era, when it became radicalized with the coming of the black freedom movement. The book looks at three important political groups: TransAfrica—the black lobby for Africa and the Caribbean; the Free South Africa Movement; and lastly the Congressional Black Caucus and its role in passing sanctions against South Africa over President Reagan’s veto. It concludes with an assessment of the impact of sanctions on the release of Nelson Mandela and his eventual election as president of South Africa.

SWAHILI CREOLIZATION AND POSTCOLONIAL IDENTITY IN EAST AFRICA


Check out my latest published artilce in Jacqueline Knörr and Wilson Trajano Filho, eds,Creolization and Pidginization in Contexts of Postcolonial Diversity Language, Culture, Identity. Leiden: Brill, 2018, pp. 116-131.

 If you liked my previous titles I guarantee you’ll love this one as well.

WIKILEAKS AND SOUTH AFRICA

Article published in The Wikileaks Files: The World According the U.S. Empire. London: Verso, 2015.

“REMAPPING KISWAHILI: A 
POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY OF LANGUAGE, IDENTITY AND AFRICANITY.”

Article published in Michel Ben Arrous and Lazare Ki-Zerbo, African Studies in Geography From Below. Dakar: Codesria, 2009. 105-131. If you liked my previous titles I guarantee you’ll love this one as well.

COMING TO TERMS WITH THE PAST: THE CASE FOR REPARATIONS

Published in Jones, Adam. Genocide War Crimes and West: History and Complicity. London: Zed Books, 2004 pp. 243-276

MIGRATION AND THE POLITICS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

Article published in Elísio Salvado Macamo, ed., Negotiating  Modernity: Africa’s Ambivalent  Experience. London: Zed Press, 2005, pp. 122-140

RAP, RACE AND REPRESENTAITON

Published in in Oliker, M. and Krolikowski, S.J. eds.  Images of youth: Popular culture as educational ideology. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. Pp. 151-184.

“THE CASE FOR REPARATIONS,”

Corinne Kumar Ed. Asking, we walk: South as New Political Imaginary. Streelekha Publications; 2nd edition (2011)

“THE RISE AND FALL OF APARTHEID.”

Published in Patrick Mason. Ed. Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan Reference, 2013. pp 153-161.

 

ONLINE ARTICLES

Latest Work

 
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THE PEOPLE'S SANCTIONS

January 20, 2023

How Nelson Mandela and ordinary citizens from all over the world strong-armed corporations, changed U.S. foreign policy, and ended apartheid in South Africa.

July 22, 2015

If he wants to save his legacy on Africa, Barack Obama will have to be more than a shill for U.S. security firms and corporations.

June 28, 2013

Mandela's first visit to the U.S. in 1990s revealed how much America had yet to learn about the anti-apartheid leader who had captured the nation's imagination.

September 10, 2012

The 99 percent of black South Africans have not tasted the fruits of democracy and freedom.

October 22, 2013

A deeper look at what the Westgate attack tells us about al-Shabaab--and how to respond.

February 29, 2012

The international community should accept that a centralized state structure cannot be reconstituted within the borders of what used to be Somalia.

February 2, 2012

The recent ICC indictment of four Kenyans represents a model for international involvement in conflict resolution in Africa.

January 16, 2012

Nigeria is facing a perfect storm of crises including a national strike, widespread protests, and sectarian violence in the north.

December 1, 2011

By clinging to a paternalistic attitude and an antiquated Washington Consensus, the United States has opened up space for a broad Chinese role in Africa.

October 31, 2011

Kenya's invasion of Somalia, with U.S. support, is as ill-advised as the last time a U.S. ally tried to remake the fractured country by force.

February 24, 2011

Are we seeing a revolution in the Middle East or just a rebranding of military dictatorships?

December 2, 2010

Targeting Somali youth as terrorists won't make the United States safer.

July 26, 2010

After the World Cup bombing by the militant group al-Shabaab, it's time for a strong regional response to the crisis in Somalia.

June 29, 2010

A renewed engagement with the ICC suggests that the Obama administration is interested in shaping international law while remaining immune to prosecution under the very laws it helps develop.

March 10, 2010

The United States is scrambling to make sure that the looming break-up of south and north Sudan in 2011 is as peaceful as possible.

February 18, 2010

The military response to the Somali pirates has only increased their asking price.

August 21, 2009

Hillary Clinton tried to emphasize the importance of Africa during her recent trip, but only managed to emphasize how marginal the continent remains to U.S. foreign policy.

March 20, 2009

The Obama administration is going 3D: defense, diplomacy, and development. Is this a major shift from Bush-era doctrine or simply an updated version of the old counterinsurgency approach?

January 28, 2009

Two different takes on the Somali pirates and next steps to bring peace and stability to the Horn of Africa.

January 28, 2009

The piracy issue is overblown, and the Obama administration needs to bring all sides to the table to reach a political compromise.

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