In Loving Memory Mr. Alfred Kinyua R. Ngano (Awa)1950 – 27th September 2021 In Pictures Eulogy (Kiembu Translation Follows the English Version) Birth Mr. Kinyua Ngano was born in 1950 at Ndamunge village, Kanja sub-location, Kagaari North, Embu County. His parents are the late Mr. Laban Ngano Gatuiria and Mrs. Josephine. Kaguna. Education Mr. Kinyua … Continue reading In Memory of my Father
Burial Rites During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Rural Africa: The Changing Dynamics
Introduction When corona virus diseases 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory condition caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome, erupted in Wuhan province in China, it was unfathomable that it would cause havoc and disrupt livelihoods in rural Africa. There was a range of conspiracy theories at start such as the resilience of the black skin and the … Continue reading Burial Rites During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Rural Africa: The Changing Dynamics
To be Black in Japan: A Fight for Space, Recognition, and Erasing Stereotypes
Japan's work culture is extreme, I am not sure of an appropriate adjective best suitable for an African attempting to assimilate in such a culture. And how about what to feel when a student of yours shouts to your face "kimochi warui" (Japanese word for disgusting)? Being black in Japan is still rare, and being … Continue reading To be Black in Japan: A Fight for Space, Recognition, and Erasing Stereotypes
Africa Rising Workshop
In the month of December, we hosted a workshop facilitated by the Sophia University Graduate School of Global studies workshop series to discuss the topic on Africa rising. This workshop intended to bring into core the possibilities in the narratives of Africa rising in terms of Africa n studies and international development. The workshop brought … Continue reading Africa Rising Workshop
Sneezing, Pollen allergy, and Healing.
Today my friend addressed me as a pastor. He had a genuine concern. He doesn't want to travel overseas because I said that I ceased being a pastor. I should let you know the this was my biggest of all my passions. That was before I met the church that wasn't what I knew as … Continue reading Sneezing, Pollen allergy, and Healing.
Why we feel Downcast
The moments that keeps us high holds the power to take us to the lowest points. Expectations, though are supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, holds the potential to make us the most vulnerable. If we have no expectations, we have no reason to regret. But also we have no reason to wait. And big is the power that emanates from … Continue reading Why we feel Downcast
why we feel downcast
The moments that keeps us high holds the power to take us to the lowest points. Expectations, though supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, holds the potential to make us most vulnerable. If we have no expectations, we have no reason to regret. But also we have no reason to wait. And there is no power that equals an expectant … Continue reading why we feel downcast
Why Japan Should Brace for more Terror Attacks
A few years ago, I was talking to one of my friends in Japan. I still remember the contents of the conversation because of a sentence that he mentioned. It was striking such that it still is fresh in my mind. "I want to visit your country but I am afraid because there are many … Continue reading Why Japan Should Brace for more Terror Attacks
I am seated at Abudhabi this morning. And I am thinking. I was supposed to be seated here a time like this yesterday. This is what happened. I love last minutes preparations. Most of them have not gone very wrong. Some, even though disatisfying have brought good tidings. This time was different though. I got into … Continue reading Aborted Flight
When accused of the most bizarre of things; and places you love don’t love you back.
A week ago, on a Monday morning, I received a short message on my phone. The sender's details were not registered on my phone. Therefore the message wasn't clear to me at least in the sense of who the sender was. I went ahead to inquire the name. I become clear that it was my … Continue reading When accused of the most bizarre of things; and places you love don’t love you back.