Zarina Patel is a journalist, historian, artista and activist in Kenya. Founding Member of the Asian African Heritage Trust and member of the Commission Truth, Justice and Reconciliation of Kenya. Has authored the books Challenge to Colonialism. The Struggle of Alibhai Mulla Jeevanjee for Equal Rights in Kenya (1997); Unquiet. The Life and Times of Makhan Singh (2006) e Manilal Ambalal Desai: the Stormy Petrel (2010). Has uncountable articles in the press about politics, culture and gender. Is the editor of the magazine Awaaz (http://www.awaazmagazine.com/) and co-founder of the Kenyan Asian Forum.