Memories of Prof Mazrui, the passionate intellectual

Ali Mazrui from a coastal background in Kenya, was one of the formost intellectual powerhouses form Africa. He started his career a s a clerk in an office of an overseas company in Mombasa. In later life he became a professor at several universities in Africa and abroad. He was a prolific writer on political and historical issues and he wrote a novel on the death of Christopher Okigbo, the Nigerian poet. 

What about his legacy? And what about all those people keeping warm memories of the late Ali. Read here about it. 

Prof Ali Mazrui. As a speaker and thinker, Mazrui was in a select class of his own. PHOTO | FILE

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