Oyunga Pala is a pioneering satirist and columnist. He remains one of the most impactful, Kenyan columnists of his generation.
Oyunga’s literary craftsmanship spans over two decades, where he has kept readers engaged with such untiring energy and versatility in enterprise with working experience in content curation, editing, creative-writing for print, magazines, radio, television, and film industries.
Oyunga is adept at curating individuals and collective ideas and imaginations and works with various genres of expression. His intellectual work is multi-disciplinary and foregrounds Pan-African histories and ideals when analyzing political, social, and cultural events at local, national, regional, and international levels.
Oyunga Pala posits an investigation that remaps the African world beyond geographical boundaries.
He insightfully examines circumstances that afflict African migrants highlighting the limitation of race and devoting his energy to the human experience
Unapologetically as a modern 20th Century African, Oyunga explores the boundaries between the extreme and the everyday deliberately ignoring stereotypes typically ladled on Africans as the ‘Other’.
Oyunga departs from the epistemology offered by the single story relying solely on responsible witnessing to illustrate the insidiousness of traumatic misrepresentation.
His narratives are drawn from the global African community, the specificity of location and the ways that culture, geography and architecture shape experiences.
Observing elements central to what governs daily life and motivates human interaction.
From the acclaimed Mantalk column in the Saturday Nation newspaper, to the edgy Adam Magazine and These Crazy Kenyans, in the Standard-Crazy Monday magazine he kept readers informed with his engaging commentary. Oyunga is also the former curator-in-chief of The Elephant.
This blog is an amalgamation of all the antics of the real Oyunga Pala.
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