Jack Shaka (Kenya)
Biography of Jack Shaka
Jack Shaka was born in Kenya and grew up when Kenya was going through alot of ethnic clashes and clamour for multi-party in the 80's and 90's.
He studied Conflictology at UOC in Barcelona, Spain and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Political Economy in Switzerland.
He showed interest in the arts at an early age and has been working in the social movements since his teenage years.
BULLETS NO MORE was his first journalist documentary. The film focusing on the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) in Kenya during the post election violence of 2007-2008.He has since then done other documentaries on social issues.
His works in Peace, Conflict and Democratic Governance sector spans over a decade. His Magnum Opus, The book –‘The Refugee-Voiceless Voice’-focusing on plight of refugees came out 2008.He has since published other works.
Jack Shaka's Works:
The Refugee: Voiceless Voice- 2008-available in hard copy-Out in 2008.
Silent No More-Youth legislative Theatre Process in Kenya-available in soft copy and hard copy-Out 2010
Free E-Poetry Book-poemhunter.com/ebook
Mirrors of Mirage
I dance to the illusive mirages
As i trudge on the desert sands
My throat is dry
Dry like these desert sands
In this mirrors of mirage
Mirages illude me
Like a dream
I feel interned in this heat