- African Academy of Sciences (Nairobi, Kenya)
'The African Academy of Sciences was conceived on the 6th day of July 1985 when 22 prominent scientists met in Trieste, Italy, at the inauguration of the Third World Academy of Sciences TWAS) and devised the concept of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS). Under the leadership of Prof. Thomas R. Odhiambo as the first elected President of the AAS, membership has grown rapidly from the initial 33 members in 1985 to 107 in 1995, representing 24 African countries and 5 countries overseas.'
- African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) (Nairobi, Kenya)
"The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) is an international inter-governmental policy research and training organization... The Centre's activities focus on the implementation of Agenda 21 and related conventions on biological diversity, climate change and desertification."
--See especially: ACTS Publications
- African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (via UNESCO, Nairobi, Kenya)
- The ANSTI/RAIST website -- in English or French -- provides links to activities at institutions all over Africa and offers access to online versions of articles appearing in the network's main publication:
- African Studies Association of Africa : 3rd ASAA Biennial Conference--"African and Africana Knowledges: Past Representations, Current Discourses, Future Communities," October 24-26, 2019, Nairobi, Kenya (ASAA, Accra, Ghana)
- ARTLabAfrica (Nairobi, Kenya)
"In December 2016 ARTLabAfrica opened an artist-led, non-profit project space to promote awareness and visibility in Nairobi’s exciting arts community through staging cultural events, exhibitions, performances and workshops open to the public."
- Eisha Stephen Atieno-Odhiambo, 1947-2009
- Awaaz. (Online) -- Nairobi, Kenya: Awaaz, 2004-
AWAAZ is affiliated to Eastern Action Club of Africa (EACA) and Asian Foundation.: an online quarterly magazine on South Asians in Kenya and East Africa. "...acts as a catalyst to record the history, and establish linkages with the Indian subcontinent and the South Asian Diaspora in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom."
- Binyavanga Wainaina, 1971-2019
- The Kenyan writer who won the Caine Prize for the best short story in July 2002. Since then, he had become a celebrated author, ediiting a major literary journal Kwani?, publishing several books, including a memoir, and many more short stories.
- Africa is a Country: "Our man of the people," by Mukoma wa Ngugi, May 24, 2019. (New York)
- Binyavanga Wainaina Archive Unofficial (Isaac Otidi Amuke, Nairobi, Kenya)
- Caine Prize for African Writing (via Columbia University Libraries)
- The Conversation: "Africa has lost Binyavanga Wainaina, but his spirit will continue to inspire," by Adriaan van Klinken, May 23, 2019 (Washington, DC)
- Daily Nation. (Online): "Binyavanga Wainaina was not afraid to court controversy." (May 23, 2019)...and related stories. (Nairobi, Kenya)
- The Johannesburg Review of Books: "Binyavanga Wainaina, 1971-2019, RIP." June 3, 2019. By Jennifer Malec. (South Africa)
- National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) (Nairobi, Kenya)
- 2018 Caine Prize -- "Fanta Blackcurrent" by Makena Onjerika of Kenya (UK)
- "A prize given annually for the best short story written by an African author in English. The home page includes information about the most recent prize winner and short-listed stories."
- Read Makena Onjerika's story
- 2018 Caine Prize--Short List
- Capital FM Radio (Capital Group, Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya)
The home page of the 98.4 FM radio station in Nairobi, with news and weekly pop music charts in East Africa, programme schedule, and other general information on the contemporary cultural scene in Nairobi.
- Catholic University of Eastern Africa: Hekima review. (Online), 1988-2013, Tables of Contents & Abstracts
-- Nairobi, Kenya: Hekima University College, 1988-
- Kenya Coast Bibliography (2017), compiled by Jan Hoorweg -- Leiden, The Netherlands: African Studies Centre, Leiden University, 2017. --via Africabib.org
"The first version of this bibliography was published as a chapter in the Kenya Coast Handbook and covered the period up to 1996 (Hoorweg & Hekken 2000). The present digital version has been updated until the year 2017 and contains over 2200 titles."
- Conservation of natural and cultural heritage in Kenya. (2016) Edited by Anne-Marie Deisser and Mugwima Njuguna. -- London, UK: UCL Press, 2016. (228 p.)
"This book brings together essays by heritage experts from different backgrounds...to explore three key themes: the underlying ethics, practices and legal issues of heritage conservation; the exploration of architectural and urban heritage of Nairobi; and the natural heritage, landscapes and sacred sites in relation to local Kenyan communities and tourism. It thus provides an overview of conservation practices in Kenya from 2000 to 2015 and highlights the role of natural and cultural heritage as a key factor of social-economic development, and as a potential instrument for conflict resolution."
- Kenya Cooking Recipes
- East African Book Development Association (Kampala, Uganda; Nairobi, Kenya)
- East African Educational Publishers, Ltd. (Nairobi, Kenya)
- Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) (Nairobi, Kenya)
- General information about FAWE and its activities, plus contact information for national chapters. "The Forum for African Women [FAWE] ... brings together African women ministers in charge of national education systems, women vice chancellors of universities and other senior women policy makers in education in Africa. Founded in 1992, and registered in Kenya as a pan-African NGO in 1993, FAWE has 56 full members drawn from 30 African countries, 25 associate members comprising male ministers of education and permanent secretaries ... to stimulate broad policy reform and create a conducive environment for increasing parental demand for girls' education."
- GoDown Arts Centre (Nairobi, Kenya)
"Established in 2003...home to Kenyan creativity in arts and media."
- Government of Kenya: The Ministries....Education and Culture
- Images of Colonial Africa (circa 1900-1914) by Laura Neva Collins of the Africa Inland Mission (Billy Graham Center Archives, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois)
"The images displayed here are one woman's view, mostly of Kenya, at the beginning of the twentieth century, probably before 1914. They depict the country's society, customs, economics, and geography, as well as its growing Christian church, the missionary community assisting in that endeavor, and Collins herself. Also included are some photographs from Cameroon, the Belgian Congo and Uganda."
- Indexkenya.org: Kenya Indexing Project (2017) (Nairobi, Kenya)
***Warning: This resource is off line as of January 1, 2020. This free database provides only an index to topics covered in newspapers published in the period 1986 to 2002. There are no links to online archives, but there is a document delivery option. "Indexkenya.org is an online index of articles published in Nairobi newspapers. The focus of the articles indexed includes culture, law/governance, reproductive health, and other topics about which information is difficult to obtain."
- IFRA Nairobi: Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique (Nairobi, Kenya)
- "IFRA is an institution of the French Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs, attached to the French Embassy in Kenya."
- IFRA Nairobi publications: selected full text from journals and research papers, book information, plus: Mambo. (Online)
- Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (Nairobi, Kenya)
- "The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) was established in 1994 as an independent, indigenous and non-partisan private organisation. It is a non-profit body whose primary goal is to pursue quality research-based public policy analysis and to generate non-partisan discussion focused on Kenya and the region."
--IPAR Publications include: discussion papers, working papers, occasional papers, policy briefs and views, annual report, etc.
- International Bureau of Education = Bureau de l'Education International: Kenya (UNESCO, Geneva, Switzerland)
- Islam in Kenya
- Jalada: a pan-African writers' collective. (Nairobi, Kenya)
"Our aim is to publish literature by African authors regularly by making it as easy as possible for any member to publish anything or execute any literary project as quickly and effectively as possible....We will publish new anthologies every quarter."
--See also: Jalada Conversations
: "...an interview series where we talk to some of the continent’s most exciting and respected writers."
- James Murua's Literature Blog (Nairobi, Kenya)
[Since June 2013] "...to give news and reviews from the African literary scene. We specialize in telling you what work your favourite African writer is up to. That means that you will find news on news books, events like book launches, literary festivals, author profiles and more."
- Jens Finke's Traditional Music & Cultures of Kenya (Olhão, Portugal)
An extensive collection of texts, bibliographies, and links to information about the history, cultures, and "traditional" music of up to 32 different cultural groups ("tribes") in Kenya, with a clickable map and audio files (excerpted from cassette tapes recorded or purchased in the country during 1998-99). The author is a traveller, photographer, and author.
- Kamusi GOLD--The Global Online Living Dictionary (Switzerland)
This site includes the word list from "Kamusi Project: Online English-Swahili/Swahili-English Dictionary," formerly at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
- Ivan Karp Archive (Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia)
Originally, Ivan Karp studied Iteso culture in Kenya. "Ivan Karp’s work has had a broad influence in anthropology, African studies, museum studies, African philosophy, public scholarship and many other fields. This online archive of his publications is intended to make that work widely available."
--See also: Guide to Ivan Karp Papers
at the National Anthropological Archives, The Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC)
- Kenya Coast -- Social Sciences Portal (Prof. Jan Hoorweg, African Studies Centre, Leiden University, The Netherlands)
"The Portal consists of four parts: a section with topical reviews by different authors; a bibliographical section with literature references; a section of tables and maps offering statistical information; and a section listing open-access publications."
- KIPPRA: Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (Nairobi, Kenya)
- "KIPPRA's primary mission is to provide quality public policy advice to the government of Kenya and to the private sector by conducting objective research and analysis and through capacity building in order to contribute to the achievement of national development goals."
- Kenya National Archives (Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service, Nairobi, Kenya)
General information, lists of services, news about activities and publications, guides to the collections and -- under construction: searchable databases.
- Kenya National Archives Microfilm Collection at Syracuse University Library -- Guides
(Syracuse, New York)
The list of document titles and microfilm reel numbers; plus visitor information. "Syracuse University is one of two repositories of the microfilm collection of the KNA, produced in the 1960's through a joint grant with the National Science Foundation, the government of Kenya, and the Program of Eastern African Studies of Syracuse University (no longer in existence). The other collection is owned by the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago [See: Cooperative Africana Microform Project
]. The documents include 157 microfilm reels...and a large number of microfilm reels of newspapers, journals, and papers of assorted associations."
- Kenya National Library Service (Nairobi, Kenya)
- The web site includes news, activity reports, annual report, information about libraries in the country, donor links, and related issues.
- "The Challenge of Public Library Systems to Meet Information Needs for Diverse Multi-Cultural Communities: A Case of Mobile Library Service in Kenya" (August 2002) by Richard Masaranga Atuti. 68th IFLA Council and General Conference, August 18-24, 2002, Glasglow, Scotland, UK. (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague, The Netherlands)
- "Librarianship Endeavors in Kenya" (2008) below.
- KenyanLyrics.Com (Laini Majani Investments, Nairobi, Kenya)
This site features an extensive library of lyrics of Kenyan popular contemporary music (in English, Kiswahili, Sheng dialect, and other African languages--many with English translations), music industry news, blog section, biographies of Kenyan musical artists, and links to audio and video clips
- Kenya Publishers' Association (Nairobi)
- KESSA--Kenya Scholars & Studies Association (USA)
"The association that brings together scholars and researchers with interest in Kenya." The first inaugural conference was held in August 1-2, 2008 at Bowling Green State University, Ohio.
-- Kenya studies review. (Online), 2009-2010
- KISS 100 FM Radio (Nairobi, Kenya)
The web site for the Kenyan entertainment radio station, with live listening!
- Kwani Trust (Nairobi, Kenya) --via African Books Collective, UK
A profile of the publisher of the popular literary magazine Kwani?.
- "Librarianship Endeavors in Kenya" (Spring 2008) Part of: AAMES newsletter. (Online) -- Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Section, American Library Association, 2003- 8 pages in PDF format
- The Library of Congress Office, Nairobi, Kenya (United States. The Library of Congress, Washington, DC)
This site offers information about the operations of the LC Office and its cooperative acquisitions program for US libraries.
- Longhorn Publishers, Ltd. (Nairobi, Kenya)
- Maa (Maasai) Language Project (Doris L. Payne et al., Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon)
The web site offers a description of the project in Kenya and a set of texts on the history and major features of the Maa language spoken in both Kenya and Tanzania.
- Wangari Maathai, 1940-2011
- BBC News: "Kenyan collects Nobel peace prize (December 10, 2004)...and related stories. (British Broadcasting Corporation, London, UK)
- Benedictine College: "Wangari Maathai Day, March 3." (Atchison, Kansas)
- The Nobel Peace Prize 2004 -- Wangari Maathai (Stockholm, Sweden)
- The Green Belt Movement: About Wangari Maathai (Nairobi, Kenya)
- University of Pittsburgh: "Wangari Maathai Trees and Garden to be Dedicated," September 18, 2013. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
- Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya
- Mawazo Institute (Nairobi, Kenya)
- Ali A. Mazrui, 1933-2014
- African Studies Association of the United States (via Rutgers University, New Jersey): "Ali Mazrui, 1933-2014: A Tribute" (October 13, 2014) by Prof. Toyin Falola, University of Texas at Austin
- Binghamton University, Institute of Global Cultural Studies (Binghamton, New York): Prof. Ali A. Mazrui dies, October 12, 2014
- Harvard University, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program: In Memory of Ali Mazrui (1933-2014) (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
- The Nation (Nairobi, Kenya): "The life of Prof. Ali Mazrui: 13 things you should know," October 13, 2014
- Muinga Chokwe Foundation (Kaloleni and Mombasa, Kenya)
"Promoting Mijikenda culture and social-economics of the Coastal region." The official web site of an NGO dedicated to economic, social, cultural development on the coast of Kenya, featuring: biographical information about Kenya African nationalist and labor activist, Muinga Chokwe--with photos; summaries of modern Kenyan political history and government information; plus, news on current activities. The foundation, led by Dr. Edwin Muinga, supports the projects of the Kaloleni Community Development Fund in Kilifi District and a regional "Village Soccer" tournament.
- 22nd Nairobi International Book Fair, 26-30 September 2019, Nairobi, Kenya (via Kenya Publishers' Association)
- NCCK--National Council of Churches of Kenya (Nairobi, Kenya)
- National Museums of Kenya Web Page (Nairobi, Kenya)
- OER Africa (Nairobi, Kenya; Braamfontein, South Africa)
"...a ground-breaking initiative established by the South African Institute for Distance Education (Saide). We play a leading role in supporting higher education institutions across Africa in the development and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) to enhance teaching and learning."
--See especially: OER Repositories in Africa
- Okwiri Oduor -- 2014 Caine Prize Winner for African Writing
- ResearchKenya.org: Union List of Theses and Dissertations Held by Universities and Research Institutions
in Kenya (Ruth Thomas et al., Kenya Information Preservation Society, Nairobi, Kenya)
--See also: University of Nairobi, Digital Repository below
- Rift Valley Institute (Nairobi, Kenya)
- "...an independent association based in Kenya and the United Kingdom. The Institute was established in 2001 to support research, publishing and educational initiatives in the African Rift Valley region. Fellows of the Institute include academic specialists from Africa, Europe and the Americas and local and international practitioners in the fields of aid, development, environmental conservation and human rights."
- RVI Publications
- Sudan Abduction & Slavery Project, 1983-2003
- See also: Sudan Open Archive
- Shujaaz (Well Told Story, Nairobi, Kenya) --via Issu.com
The web site for a radio show and comic book series celebrating youth culture in Kenya. In Sheng, an urban slang dialect of Kiswahili.
- Storymoja Festival, Nairobi, Kenya (2020)
"The Storymoja Festival started out as a small gathering of 300 people in 2007, and has grown to a vibrant gathering of the greatest minds in Kenya and beyond, celebrating ideas and culture...Books are brought to life through poetry, storytelling, lively discussions with local and international artists, music, workshops, film and much more."
- Swahili Language and Culture Acquisitions at Columbia University Libraries, 1979-2018. (Dr.Yuusuf S. Caruso, Columbia University)
- Swahili Language Resources on the Internet. (via Columbia University)
- UNESCO Nairobi -- Eastern Africa Regional Office (Kenya)
This website features news, conference announcements, and reports on education in Kenya and other countries in Eastern Africa: Burundi, Eritrea, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda.
- Kenyan Universities on the Web
- Aga Khan University--Graduate School of Media and Communications (Nairobi)
- Chuka University College, Chuka
- Dedan Kamithi University of Technology (Nyeri, Kenya)
- East African University, Kitengela (Since 2011)
- Egerton University, Egerton
- Great Lakes University of Kisumu
- Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Bondo, Siaya (Since 2009)
- Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (Juja, Nairobi)
--See also: JKUAT Library
- Kenyatta University, Nairobi
--Kenyatta University Institutional Repository: inc. theses & dissertations; seminar papers, etc.
- Maseno University, Maseno
- Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega
- Moi University, Eldoret
- Riara University, Nairobi
- Strathmore University, Nairobi Affiliated with Opus Dei, since 2008
- Technical University of Mombasa
- United States International University, Nairobi
- University of Nairobi
- University of California Press eScholarship Editions (Berkeley and Los Angeles, California)
- ZMO--Zentrum Moderner Orient: Swahili Scholars, Poetry, and Politics (Berlin, Germany)
Poetry, lectures, and discussions in Kiswahili [in audio and video formats] on Swahili politics and identities in modern Kenya. "...the Islamic scholar and former politician Sheikh Abdilahi Nassir (*1932) and the poet Ustadh Ahmad Nassir (*1936) from Mombasa, Kenya, were invited as visiting scholars to the ZMO from June 30 to July 11, 2008. This project was initiated and organised by Dr. Kai Kresse, who was first introduced to the two brothers during his field research in Kenya in 1998-9, and has written extensively on both figures."