For those few precious moments, the Githeri man was the noble commoner who exposed the soft underbelly of our media culture that prioritizes hot sensation over cold facts
Month: August 2017
Of The State Of Hypernormalisation and Murder
A man at the heart of a crucial election had died and the country did not quite know how to react to his demise. I had expected some outrage, from all sectors of society but all I registered was a privatisation of grief. As though people wanted to be alone in their pain aware of the futility of making a spectacle over it.
In Memory Of Fela
In the centre of this audio-visual feast for the senses, Fela reigned supreme. He was everywhere at once; playing keyboards, soprano or alto, the occasional drum solo, a sinuous dance from one side of the stage to the other and then it was time to sing, the ever-present spliff held in his elegant fingers.