Monthly Archives: May 2010

Did the discovery that James Baldwin was gay affect the reception of his works?

Did the discovery that James Baldwin was gay affect the reception of his works? By Prof. Maurice Amutabi, Ph.D I recently looked at some reading lists of university courses in Kenya and other African universities and noticed that James Baldwin’s … Continue reading

Posted in Literary Discourse | Leave a comment

The rivalry between William Ochieng and Ali Mazrui

The rivalry between William Ochieng and Ali Mazrui   By Maurice Amutabi Some scholars regard William Ochieng and Ali Mazrui as rivals, but I do not think they can be categorized as such. I have always been amused and excited … Continue reading

Posted in Commentaries | 5 Comments

The police officers should be allowed to have their degrees

The police officers should be allowed to have their degrees Prof. Maurice Amutabi, Ph.D; Central Washington University, USA. The news that over 2,000 police officers were stopped from pursuing degrees at local universities and colleges through an order of Police … Continue reading

Posted in Commentaries | Leave a comment

Creolization in Haiti and the Black Diaspora

Creolization in Haiti and the Black Diaspora By Maurice Amutabi, Ph.D One of the problems that afflicts all other former colonies of black people and people of color in general is predicated on the issue of ‘divide and rule’ and … Continue reading

Posted in Commentaries | 1 Comment

Death of Kenyan students at Makerere University is a sign of greater problems

Death of Kenyan students at Makerere University is a sign of greater problems By Dr. Maurice Amutabi The death of two Kenyan students at Makerere University in Uganda as a result of tensions emerging from Students’ Guild elections is an … Continue reading

Posted in Commentaries | 2 Comments

Beyond Mwai Kibaki and Coalition Politics in Kenya

Beyond Mwai Kibaki and Coalition Politics in Kenya By Prof. Maurice Amutabi, Ph.D Many Kenyans are still suffering from Post Traumatic Politics Disorder (PTPD) and for good reasons, two years after the event. They are stressed out due to a … Continue reading

Posted in Commentaries | Leave a comment

Removal of provinces promises a new beginning for Kenya

Removal of provinces promises a new beginning for Kenya By Prof. Maurice Amutabi, Central Washington University The proposed new constitution promises to remove provinces as we know them today in Kenya. Contrary to what we are hearing, this is the … Continue reading

Posted in Commentaries | Leave a comment