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Abstract

Abstract

    Abstract Kenya is a country with 42 tribes, each tribe different, with its own language culture and history. Ever since Independence the different tribes have tried to live at peace with each other. While on the surface it may seem like they have achieved a peaceful co-existance, under the surface is a whole...

Understanding Conflict

Understanding Conflict Horowitz describes conflict as a struggle in which the main aim is to gain objectives and simultaneously to neutralize, injure, or eliminate rivals(Horowitz 1985: 95) Howitz identifies three strands of ethnic conflict, within the transition from tradition to modernisation. In the traditional setup ethnic conflict is a result of an extra-ordinary persistence of...
More Precendences.

More Precendences.

Fractum is a multi channel video installation done by Candice Breitz. Candice conducted intensive interviews with seven pairs of identical twins and a single set of identical triplets after which she edited the footage and used it to create seven dual-channel video installations. Each pair of twins was filmed separately  andwas asked the same kind...
Aesthetic Precendence

Aesthetic Precendence

As far as the aesthetics of my project is concerned , I drew a lot of inspiration from Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience. This project by Times magazine presents a memorable video collection of dramatic testimonials from U.S. leaders, firefighters, flight attendants, veterans, family members and survivors who miraculously escaped from the collapse of the...

A few Precedents

Here are a few of  organisations in Kenya that are in the fight against tribalism. KENYA TRIBELESS GENERATION TRIBALISM IN KENYA ENDS WITH ME TRIBELESS KENYA  TRIBELESS KENYA TK Most of these groups were  started right after the 2007 / 2008 post election violence. Most of them are no longer active. Some of the active...

So how did Tribalism even begin?

Many of us think that the issue of intertribal rivalry arose from ancient hatreds or warfare from cultures (including me ) but as I have been doing my research this week  I realised Tribalism is a relatively new phenomenon arising from colonialism, urbanization, and Kenya’s political culture . Infact until the 20th century most of the...

Heal the nation documentary

This documentary is one of my inspirations for this project. This documentary is pretty much an eyewitness account of the tragedy that befell Kenyans after the 2007 December elections. It includes interviews from victims and perpetrators who were affected by the 2007 post election violence.   Here’s yet another documentary by the same producer. This...