Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

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Letters from Kibera (1950 edition)

Letters from Kibera (1950 edition)

I apologize for the year-long sabbatical from the blog. I can’t promise to be more regular, but I’ll try. I’m back in Kenya for 5 weeks this summer, and this time I’ve gotten the chance to spend some time in the Kenya National Archives. There […]

A History of Kibera

A History of Kibera

Before I first visited Kibera in 2008, I started tracking down books, newspaper articles, and journal articles to learn more about Kibera’s history. During this search, I found a couple of real gems. For instance, Timothy Parson’s article “Kibra is Our Blood” offers an excellent […]