Kenya: Writing the Past, Considering the Future-Pheroze Nowrojee

by | Feb 24, 2016

Kenya: Writing the Past, Considering the Future 

Thursday 25 February, 5pm at Rhodes House 

Distinguished Kenyan lawyer, writer, and poet Pheroze Nowrojee will speak about and give a reading from his recently published book, A Kenyan Journey (2015), a political and historical rumination on the presence of his family in Kenya, there from India since 1896 with the Uganda Railway. The second part of the talk looks at the coming seventeen months in Kenya leading up to the General Elections in August 2017.

Mr. Nowrojee has primarily worked in constitutional and human rights litigation. He has served as Senior Counsel and Barrister at Lincoln’s Inn, won the International Bar Association Bernard Simons Human Rights Prize (2002-2004), and was inducted to the Roll of Honour at the Law Society of Kenya in 2005. In 2007 he was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award by the Republic of India. He has been a Lecturer of Law at the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Nairobi, and the Kenya School of Law, and was Editor of the Eastern Africa Law Review. He has published poetry, numerous articles on law, history and politics, and a biography, Pio Gama Pinto: Patriot for Social Justice (2007).

If you wish to attend the talk, please register in advance using the following link 

Signed copies of A Kenyan Journey will be available for purchase after the talk. For more information, please contact natalya.din-kariuki@balliol.ox.ac.uk

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