Random: Stereotypes from Google Images


While working on the concept for a magazine concept with this guy, we began to have a little argument about children.

I had suggested an image of a cute kid (above) and he immediately told me that that kid was “too cute to be Kenyan”. So we got into a little discussion about what Kenyan children really look like.

This inevitably became a question that was too difficult for our meagre minds. So we turned to the all knowing, all savvy, Google images. This is what we found:

Google image result for "Kenyan Children"

Fairly accurate. But someone immediately pointed out that they wondered how accurate this would be for other countries/regions. Below are the findings from our exercise. Continue reading

Roll Call: “StoryMoja Hay Festival 2012”

Come one, come all Kenyans who love to read, The Story Moja Festival is here again.

Actually, it started yesterday, but it will be going on until the end of the week.

If you’re like me and you are wondering what the festival is about. Well:

The Festival is a four day celebration of stories, ideas, writing and contemporary culture through storytelling, books, live discussion forums, workshops, debates, live performances, competitions, mchongoano and music. It is organized in collaboration with Storymoja, the Hay Festival (UK) and British Council. The Hay Festival held in the UK every May attracts up to 150,000 people ranging from presidents to authors to fans.

I Caroline Mutoko’d that from the StoryMoja website.

One person I asked told me, point blank, that it would quite possibly be “the biggest gathering of creative minds in Kenya sharing their stories.” That’s all I needed to hear.

The crew will definitely be at a few of these so we hope to run into you there.


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Five Reasons Why Matriarchy is a Minority

As I was having breakfast this morning, I bumped into a documentary on KBC. What? I was channel surfing and I saw a guy climbing a tea tree. Anyway, I watched for maybe an hour, because I like documentaries. In that one hour, I saw a pretty girl on a horse, naked men doing the twist on tea leaves, and a 16 year-old crying because of forced marriage. He was a guy. Continue reading

Daily Dozen: 6/04

Sigh, one day perhaps..

Now you can twitter, Facebook and even Google from your TV! [Majibu]
Referendum will be a referendum of church’s influence [AlKags]
Nairobi Real Estate bubble bursts [PesaTu]
UK kids watching Kenyan television soap [RafikiKenya]
Rich People are Going to Steal Our Internships [InariMedia]
Life after being an African president [Monocle]
New EU Policy on Food Aid Commendable [KenOpalo]
‘What Do You Do?’ [Kellie]
Curious user opened up his brand new Apple iPad to see [SciTechBits]
Doctor Tells Obama Supporters to ‘Go Elsewhere’ for Care. Seriously? [ABC]
Haitian Ambassador Defends Wyclef Against Embezzlement Allegations of Quake Funds [AH]
6 Guys With Jobs That Would Kill The Average Person [Guyism]

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