'Outsider' who rescued Kenyan Asian history. Click on photos below for more....
Though my story wasn’t featured in her books, Cynthia Salvadori who died in Lamu on June 26, 2011 will be best remembered for her painstaking documentation of stories like these in her extensive work on the history of South Asians in Kenya.
Through Open Doors: A View of Asian Cultures in Kenya; We Came in Dhows; Two Indian Travellers and Settling in a Strange Land all capture the stories of the South Asian experience in Kenya, which would otherwise have been forgotten.
About the Author
Selma Carvalho grew up in Dubai when the place was just an arid patch of land with a few houses huddled around the Creek to attest to the presence of life. After marriage, she lived for seven years in Minnesota, USA, which she describes as a natural berth for the liberal that she has always been. Although she has lived in the Diaspora for most part of her life, she feels she has never been anything other than a Goan.
Please click on Books below for more information:
Selma Carvalho writer-in-residence
Women Pioneers of East Africa
This chapter has been excerpted from the book Baker, Butcher, Doctor, Diplomat: Goan Pioneers of East Africa by Selma Carvalho. For more information about the book.
Sir Mohinder Dhillon’s Book
My Camera, my life’ Book launched
Sir Mohinder Dhillon
The cockerel-fighter from Punjab who became one of Africa’s greatest cameramen, Sir Mohinder Dhillon.
Looking back over the 80 years, I wonder how, as a simple village boy from Punjab who never even finished school, did I end up in Africa, dodging bullets to make a living from shooting hundreds of kilometres of film in some of the world’s most dangerous regions.
Muzzafar Khan with Parminder Singh of Tyre Masters and the legendary photo journalist Sir Mohinder Dhillon.
A documentary on Kenya's most infamous crime buster.
I first learned about Patrick David Shaw three years ago while sitting on my porch in Kenya's Rift Valley. A Kenyan man, who lived in Nairobi during the seventies and eighties, related to me tales of a huge white man known as "Mr. Shaw" who he said would drive around endlessly at night in his Volvo saloon liquidating criminals. Shaw, he said, was a former criminal and a gift from the British Government to then President Moi. To all that lived in Nairobi during that time, Shaw was a living legend and a veritable "super hero".
Tribute to the lives lost
Helicopter Accidents in Mombasa
Struck overhead power cables during a survey flight, burst into flames and crashed into a creek in Mombasa Harbour, Kenya. It broke up and sank killing the three crew, Dragon Fly HR5, HMS Centaur Ships Fleet
Duke's friend one of nine Kenyan crash victims
The Lynx was flying ahead of Brilliant when it came down at Vipingo, 18 miles from Mombasa. There were no survivors.The Lynx was flying ahead of Brilliant when it came down at Vipingo, 18 miles from Mombasa. There were no survivorsThe Lynx was flying ahead of Brilliant when it came down at Vipingo, 18 miles from Mombasa. There were no survivors The Lynx was flying ahead of Brilliant when it came down at Vipingo, 18 miles from Mombasa. There were no survivors
Power, politics and public monuments in Nairobi, Kenya
Coastweek -- Dr. M.A Fazil has been elected Chairman of the Punjabi Muslim Association (PMA) during a meeting held at Mombasa at Tudor Water Sports Club after 'maghrib prayers'.