Phoebe Okowa

I first met Chandra in 2007. I was giving a paper at one of the ILA London seminars organised by Ralph Wilde. Chandra was the chair and I was immediately struck by her intellect but also her kindness to each participant. We stayed in touch and I shall never forget her generosity. She was totally supportive whenever I called on her to chair a session or examine a doctoral dissertation; each discharged with a profound sense of responsibility. Chandra was that rare thing in academia, a combination of intellectual rigour, a beacon of decency and humility.

I shall miss our discussions on Kenya, Sudan and other troubled parts of a continent we both loved. My deepest condolences to Chandra’s mother and her many friends.

Phoebe Okowa

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