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PRESENT AND PAST ISSUES

MIRROR! MIRROR! STORY OF A DARK SKINNED GIRL     Issue #:  8  Release Date:   September 22, 2019    Growing up in Uganda, writer Hilda Awori grappled with her own reflection in the mirror as she navigated the depths of her own beauty alongside colourism.

MIRROR! MIRROR! STORY OF A DARK SKINNED GIRL

Issue #: 8
Release Date: September 22, 2019

Growing up in Uganda, writer Hilda Awori grappled with her own reflection in the mirror as she navigated the depths of her own beauty alongside colourism.

READING BASSEY     Issue #:  7  Release Date:   September 8, 2019    Kenyan writer and feminist activist Aisha Ali reflects on her own mental health journey through this review of the first book from the bestselling Nigerian-American poet, writer and mental health advocate Bassey Ikpi.

READING BASSEY

Issue #: 7
Release Date: September 8, 2019

Kenyan writer and feminist activist Aisha Ali reflects on her own mental health journey through this review of the first book from the bestselling Nigerian-American poet, writer and mental health advocate Bassey Ikpi.

YVONNE ADHIAMBO OWUOR     Issue #:  6  Release Date:   August 25, 2019    Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor has captured the imaginations of readers worldwide with her prolific writing in works such as "Dust" and "The Dragonfly Sea." In this issue, we excerpt her conversation with Nanjala Nyabola for the KALI LIVE! podcast.

YVONNE ADHIAMBO OWUOR

Issue #: 6
Release Date: August 25, 2019

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor has captured the imaginations of readers worldwide with her prolific writing in works such as "Dust" and "The Dragonfly Sea." In this issue, we excerpt her conversation with Nanjala Nyabola for the KALI LIVE! podcast.

MIMI MARS HAS HER EYES ON THE PRIZE     Issue #:  5  Release Date:   August 11, 2019    With new music and her debut film on the way, this Mdee sister is determined to create her own lane.     READ THIS IN KISWAHILI/ SOMA HII KWA KISWAHILI

MIMI MARS HAS HER EYES ON THE PRIZE

Issue #: 5
Release Date: August 11, 2019

With new music and her debut film on the way, this Mdee sister is determined to create her own lane.

READ THIS IN KISWAHILI/ SOMA HII KWA KISWAHILI

STELLA NYANZI LIVES FOR RUDENESS     Issue #:  4  Release Date:   July 28, 2019   ...And vulgarity is the weapon of choice for this polarizing Ugandan activist.

STELLA NYANZI LIVES FOR RUDENESS

Issue #: 4
Release Date: July 28, 2019

...And vulgarity is the weapon of choice for this polarizing Ugandan activist.

'A KITCHEN IN UGANDA: COOKING FOR THE FUTURE, TODAY'     Issue #:  3  Release Date:   July 14, 2019    What first started as a place for Sophia Musoki to share her daily musings, has grown into a thriving food blog community that follows her every sweet twist and sour turn with Ugandan cuisine. Now with her first cookbook out, this Ugandan Master's student is ready to do more than just share recipes—she wants to preserve a whole food culture.

'A KITCHEN IN UGANDA: COOKING FOR THE FUTURE, TODAY'

Issue #: 3
Release Date: July 14, 2019

What first started as a place for Sophia Musoki to share her daily musings, has grown into a thriving food blog community that follows her every sweet twist and sour turn with Ugandan cuisine. Now with her first cookbook out, this Ugandan Master's student is ready to do more than just share recipes—she wants to preserve a whole food culture.

'RAFIKI: THE RULE-BREAKER’     Issue #:  2  Release Date:   June 30, 2019    The release of the film Rafiki last year — and its subsequent ban — has been a pulse check of how Kenya views its Queer population, as well as the strength of the Constitution's freedom of expression clause. But for director Wanuri Kahiu, the journey has been made up of immense highs and lows. Here is her oral storytelling of that process.

'RAFIKI: THE RULE-BREAKER’

Issue #: 2
Release Date: June 30, 2019

The release of the film Rafiki last yearand its subsequent banhas been a pulse check of how Kenya views its Queer population, as well as the strength of the Constitution's freedom of expression clause. But for director Wanuri Kahiu, the journey has been made up of immense highs and lows. Here is her oral storytelling of that process.

'UNAPOLOGETICALLY ADELLE’     Issue #:  1  Release Date:   June 16, 2019   In our inaugural issue, we talked to Kenyan media personality Adelle Onyango days after she left her radio gig on the popular Kiss 100. What does it take to live life on your own terms while in the public eye.

'UNAPOLOGETICALLY ADELLE’

Issue #: 1
Release Date: June 16, 2019

In our inaugural issue, we talked to Kenyan media personality Adelle Onyango days after she left her radio gig on the popular Kiss 100. What does it take to live life on your own terms while in the public eye.