Change of Place: Kasarani-Gaza-Ferguson

How, I wonder, do the disposable survive?
I may find that a change of place is nothing safe —Melvin Dixon Geographies stitch together, overlap, unmake the distinctions we trace in atlases. We learn to name place, to designate space, to assign fixity to scenes and sites of unmaking. Perhaps the only truth that remains is: “this used to be (called).” Let me start (again) with “this used to be (called).” Moi International Sports Complex (MISC) was built to host the 1987 All African Sports Games. Kenyan historians agree that the Moi regime became increasingly repressive following the 1982 coup. As noted in the Report of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission, In the aftermath of the coup, members of the Kenya Air Force [who led the coup] were rounded up and transported to prison facilities and other locations where they were tortured and subjected to inhuman and… Read More...