Crisis…? What Crisis?! a collection of editorial cartoons by Godfrey Mwampembwa (GADO). Foreword is written by Kofi Annan – former Secretary General of the United Nations.
Crisis…? What Crisis?! by Gado has put together cartoons published from 2005 to 2012 in the Daily Nation, the Sunday Nation and the East African, along with some of his unpublished cartoons. The centre-piece of the book is the crisis that befell Kenya in 2008. The book is organised in 13 chapters that tackle topics such as the Grand Coalition Government, the ICC or the growing Chinese presence in Africa, and contain anecdotal commentary by GADO on his experience as an editorial cartoonist.
‘As the Bank marks 50 years of existence, it is my pleasure to present this book to every reader hoping that a reminiscence of the past and a lesson for the future will be found in the pages of this book.’
– Dr. Patrick Njoroge,
Governor, Central Bank of Kenya (2016)
It’s A Madd Madd World, the first ever collection of cartoons by Paul Kelemba (MADD)
In the Madd Madd World collection, which covers the 2007-2011 period with its post-election violence and subsequent fragile coalition, Madd has assembled cartoons that depict one of the most volatile episodes in Kenya’s political history. But true to Madd’s exuberant style, some cartoons also take a humorous look at Kenya’s social life. The work featured in this collection was first published by The Standard Newspaper where It’s a Madd Madd World has run for the past 20 years.
Kenya’s Nubians: Then & Now is the first in a series of books from Greg Constantine’s six-year project on global statelessness called, Nowhere People. Brought to Kenya while serving for the British in the King’s African Rifles and having now lived in Kenya for over 100 years, the Nubian community has historically been unrecognized and one of Kenya’s most invisible and under-represented communities. Following exhibitions in Nairobi and in London in 2010, the book combines rare, historical photographs of the Nubian community in Kenya dating back to 1908 with Constantine’s recent work on the community’s struggle for recognition. The book chronicles the community’s proud history in Kenya yet also shows all that the community has lost as a result of statelessness as well as any number of other injustices.
Rumba on the River presents a snapshot of an era when the currents of tradition and modernization collided along the banks of the Congo. It is the story of twin capitals engulfed in political struggle and the vibrant new music that flowered amidst the ferment.