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Rift Valley Institute

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Introduction On 5 July 2019, the Rift Valley Forum launched the book, Widow Inheritance and Contested Citizenship in Kenya, by Dr. Awino Okech. The book explores the intersection between power, gender and sexuality, and the role of body politics in the construction…
Charlie Grieves-Cook, coordinator of the RVI Sudan Course 2007-2008, died in Nairobi on 3 March after leaping from a balcony pursued by armed thugs. Raised in Kenya and trained as a chef in the UK, Charlie was widely recognised…
‘Textiles that talk’, an exhibition of kangas — East African fabrics incorporating Swahili proverbs — opens in mid-April in the RVI office at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of the late Nigerian author…
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