70 series recommendations from my sisters and I

My three sisters and I shared some of our favourite series on this youtube videos: Part 1 and Part 2. Below is the list of series shared for future reference. Watch the video to know which ones were whose favourites and what we had to say about them. PART 1 (40) Horror/Fiction/Thriller Vampre Diaries Stranger…

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The clash of identities: Reconciling my Christianity with my Afrikanist and feminist identities

I was brought up by Christian parents. We always prayed before meals and went to church every Sunday – we still do. There was never a need to debate about it, it just was. I also attended academic institutions that nurtured my belief in Christ. In fact, for a long time Christian practices were all I…

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Why changing my name was and still is important

I changed my preferred name from Shanice to Chebet on the 6th of July, 2014. I know because I wrote all about it the next day on my former blog (which will never see the light of day again😂). In the blog article I cite Hugh Masekela’s ALA speech, this post and a Spoken Word event…

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16 Nairobi restaurants I want to visit post-quarantine

I love love love food, people and beautiful spaces. That’s why eating out at a restaurant is one of my favourite things because it usually combines all the three. It is also why I enjoyed The Spread episode: A Restaurant Guide to dating in Nairobi. Kaz, Soni and Kaluhi gave some good restaurant recommendations on…

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9 lessons from homeschooling my sisters

The day was Sunday the 15th of March; while I dropped my sister, the boarder, back to school the president announced the closure of all schools on account of COVID-19. We picked her books and returned home shooketh to the core. This is also the day I had planned to leave for South Africa to…

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Minding my circle of influence

I was about to procrastinate this blog then I decided it is just becoming too muchi!!! 😅 I understand why I do not feel like writing though. The rona situation sunk in this week and left me wallowing in all types of hopeless feelings. Some context – even on normal days my mind is usually…

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Kuntai’s story: The reason we are adding the K to Shanchena

The manuscript (which I still editted before the speech): Olkurruk The story starts with the assistant manager of Olkurruk Mara lodge enjoying her dinner;  – when a University of Nairobi History and Governance student on his way to Olmotonyi says, “Hey” (Shanice) Chebet Naserian Kuntai About two years later the labour pains started. She named the…

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Mummy’s dress…

The Wild Flesh~Clarissa Pinkola “If she is taught to hate her own body, how can she love her mother’s body that has the same configuration as hers!-her grandmother’s body, the bodies of her daughters as well? How can she love the bodies of other women (and men) close to her who have inherited the bodies…

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