Yesterday, I got a request from a friend. She wanted me to assist her with some money. Quite a normal question to seemingly rich people in Kenya. My friend’s son was to go into the forest for a month, together with more young boys and old men they walk, talk and sleep in the forest. During this ‘test’ the boys will be circumcised. After a month the nine year old comes out as a ‘man’. “Then I am not allowed anymore to send me to the kitchen for helping me”, she said laughing.
Could job rotation for world leaders work? Ever wondered how Africa would look if we
Shelly Githonga is a Kenyan writer. Last year, her screenplay was selected from the catalog of the Kenyan Scriptwriters Guilt, to be produced. Days before the movies premieres, we talk to her. Who is the writer and what moves her to write about a serious subject as mental health?