African poetry : RATENG AND BRIDE – Alila

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Jul 202008
 

In this epic poem Joseph R Alila pleads with the hero (Rateng’) to abandon a lifelong ambition of reigning in a killer, illusive Bride, and redeeming his honor and Ramogi people’s collective pride.

Mathare Youth Sports Association, Nairobi, Kenya

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Jul 152008
 
Mathare Youth Sports Association, Nairobi, Kenya

The MYSA football league, with over 1000 teams from Mathare and the engulfing slums of Nairobi, does more than simply keep the kids physically fit and off the street; every weekend, 25-30 teams from MYSA clear the garbage and ditches around their homes.