Around the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya, a 92-year-old man named Japhlet Thambu has a tea farm. I had the opportunity to visit his farm with my friend and colleague, Laura Lee Huttenbach, who has written Mr. Thambu’s biography, forthcoming from Ohio University Press in Fall 2014. In the … Continue Reading ››
RECON-Digital a Nairobi-based animation studio has been on an interesting journey the past few years in the Kenyan animation space. The founder Gatumia Gatumia’s short film Domestic Disturbance racked up quite an online following not to mention his Greedy Lords of the Jungle short film premiered on a Kenyan television station to the … Continue Reading ››
Madagascan photographer Guillaume Bonn explores the intimate relationship between Kenyan domestic workers and their employees.
“Employers know very little about their servants’ lives, their families, their dreams and hopes. Their servants have no authority but carry a large burden of responsibility. These people who are banished to small rooms at the bottom of the garden … Continue Reading ››
African Digital Art Network was created and developed by Jepchumba. The term digital art is permeating through the web even though the precise definition is unclear. Digital art covers a wide range of artistic production; contemporary art, audio/visual production, animation, interactive projects, websites, short films, graphic art and design.