Sport is often touted as a metaphor for the values and principles of democratic ideals in society. Indeed, in many respects this is true. In sport there is inclusivity and equality, freedom of assembly and association, diversity, tolerance, accountability and both the players and spectators agree to abide by the rules. Global sporting events are…
Oyunga Pala is a Kenyan writer, curator and editor. This blog examines the texture of everyday Kenyan and African life and the challenges of modernity and disillusion. The writings commonly feature the struggle of the Kenyan male to maintain integrity in contemporary society.
Finding My Own Story – By The Sea.
Books come into your life for a reason. My first encounter with By the Sea was seven years ago. I got roped into a biographical research exercise conducted by my sister. We started by reading widely to see how African writers spoke to contemporary times. Among the books recommended for background reading was Abdulrazak Gurnah’s novel By the…
Down the Amstel river
There are three ways to see Amsterdam, from the streets, at night and from the water.