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Unmasking the United Nation’s Culture of Cover-ups, Corruption and Impunity. By Rasna Warah.
In a world experiencing increasing conflicts, terrorism and displacement, many people are wondering what the United Nations – the organisation established in 1945 to save future generations from the scourge of war – should do or could have done to prevent the disasters from escalating.
UNsilenced shows that contrary to expectation, the UN has remained a bystander in many of the conflicts and most peace-building efforts have failed miserably. UNsilenced describes how whistleblowers have been denied justice within the UN system and how the immunity accorded to UN officials, combined with other malpractices within the organisation, allows injustice to flourish.
The book will be discussed by John Githongo, Billy Kahora, Kwamchetsi Makokha and the author Rasna Warah.
The second edition of Displacement and Refuge focuses on Somali Refugees in Kenya.
The panel will include Abdullahi Mire, a staff member from World Food Programme and will be moderated by Rasna Warah. Abdullahi Mire, who lived in Daadab for the better part of his life, started activism for the rights of refugees and continues to fight for the rights of refugees from Nairobi. He has written for Al Jazeera, CBC and UNHCR on refugee rights. Warah is a journalist and author and her research interests include the politics of aid, cities and urbanization, Somalia and questions surrounding identity in Kenya.
Book Reading & Discussion: War Crimes in Somalia, Aug. 21 2014 @ Amnesty International Regional Office
Date: Thursday August 21 2014
Venue: Amnesty International Regional Office
Location: Kanjata Road/Muthangari Drive off Waiyaki Way – Google Map
Entry: Prior online Registration – Register here.
Amnesty International, in partnership with the Rift Valley Institute’s Nairobi Forum, invite you to a book reading and discussion panel on Rasna Warah’s new book War Crimes: How warlords, politicians, foreign governments and aid agencies conspired to create a failed state in Somalia.
In War Crimes, Kenyan journalist Rasna Warah writes about the many war crimes that have taken place in Somalia in the name of peace, development, religion and reconciliation. It is an examination of the destruction of Somalia looking at the involvement of the state and the international community.
Rasna Warah will be joined on the panel by acclaimed Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah, winner of the Neustadt International Prize for literature and the Lettre Ulysses Award, and Ali Hersi, Regional Director of the Society for International Development. This discussion, an inaugural event of the Amnesty International Regional Hub Speaker Series, will be moderated by L. Muthoni Wanyeki, Regional Director of Amnesty International.
Moderator: L. Muthoni Wanyeki – Regional Director Amnesty International
Panellists: Rasna Warah – Kenyan writer and photojournalist, Nuruddin Farah – Writer, Ali Hersi – Regional Director Society for International Development
Book Launch of Mogadishu Then & Now by Rasna Warah, Mohamud Diros & Ismail Osman
Presentation by Rasna Warah
The launch coincides with the closing of the exhibition Gates by Deqa Abshir
Rasna Warah is a Daily Nation columnist and co-author of Mogadishu Then and Now: A Pictorial Tribute to Africa’s Most Wounded City.
Red Soil and Roasted Maize is a selection of Kenyan writer Rasna Warah’s most poignant, introspective and satirical articles, columns and essays that provide snapshots and analyses of events that have shaped Kenyans’ lives and dreams in the last decade, from the turbulent transition to democracy in 2002 to a flawed election in 2007 that had a deep impact on Kenya’s political, economic and social landscape. She candidly deciphers and describes the perils of growing ethnic chauvinism and corruption in an increasingly polarised nation and examines her own life as a writer in one of Africa’s most diverse and unequal societies.
Red Soil and Roasted Maize is now out and available at Bookstop in Yaya Centre and online. It is also available as an e-book and on Amazon.
This Saturday, from 11 am till 1 p.m. Rasna Warah will be at the Bookshop, Yaya Centre for a book signing, along with other Kenyan writers.