Artist: Oswald Okaitei

Artist: Oswald Okaitei Country: Ghana Oswald Okaitei, CEO of Play House.kom, is a multi-award winning poet & Spoken word artiste. He is a Performer Poet who combines music with poetry lines/verses to paint imagery in the eyes of the mind. He is one of the fresh breaths to poetry/spoken word worldwide. Oswald has transformed several [read more…]

Artist: Ingrid Storholmen

Artist: Ingrid Storholmen Country: Norway Ingrid Storholmen is a Norwegian poet, novelist and literary critic. Storholmen made her literary debut in 2001 with the poetry collection Krypskyttarloven. Among her other collections are Siriboka from 2007, and Tsjernobylfortellinger (Voices from Chernobyl) from 2009. She was awarded Sultprisen in 2010,and the Ole Vig-prisen in 2011.

Artist: Kariuki wa Nyamu

Artist: Kariuki wa Nyamu Country: Kenya   Kariuki wa Nyamu is a Kenyan poet, radio playwright, translator, editor and high school teacher. He attended Kerugoya Boys’ High School and St. Lawrence Creamland Campus before joining Makerere University for a BA in Literature, English and Education and later Kenyatta University for a Master’s in Literature. His [read more…]

Profile: Mordecai Ogada

Profile: Dr. Mordecai Ogada Country: Kenya I am a carnivore ecologist who has been involved in conservation work for the last 16 years in Kenya and other parts of Africa, mainly on human-wildlife conflict mitigation and carnivore conservation. My professional work has included research and teaching conservation leadership at Colorado State University. Much of my [read more…]

Artist: Bushra Al Fadil

Artist: Bushra al Fadil Country: Sudan Bushra al Fadil has published four collections of short stories in Arabic. His most recent collection Above a City’s Sky was published in 2012, the same year Bushra won the Altayeb Salih Short Story Award. Bushra holds a PhD in Russian language and literature. Bushra is shortlisted for ‘The Story of [read more…]

Profile: Lizzy Attree

Artist: Lizzy Attree Country: Kenya Lizzy Attree has a PhD from SOAS, University of London on “The Literary Responses to HIV and AIDS from South Africa and Zimbabwe from 1990-2005”. She has taught African literature at Kings College and SOAS in London. In 2010 she was a Visiting Lecturer in the English Department at Rhodes [read more…]

Artist: Juliet Barnes

Artist: Juliet Barnes Country: Kenya Born and brought up in Kenya, with an MA in English language and literature (St Andrew’s, Scotland), Juliet Barnes has written fiction and non-fiction for children, teenagers and adults, published both in Kenya and the UK; taught English to children all over Kenya; and travelled extensively as freelance writer, and [read more…]

Profile: Leonard Mindore

Profile: Leonard Mindore Country: Kenya I am from the minority indigenous Ogiek Community. My work is concentrated in Human Rights Advocacy specifically in Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and general Social Economic Well Being.

Profile: Milka Chepkorir Kuto

Profile: Milka Chepkorir Kuto Country: Kenya I am an indigenous woman aged 27. An anthropologist who has been working on issues Human Rights and more specifically Indigenous peoples rights for about 3 years. I am a passionate individual on the rights of indigenous women and children in my community (the Sengwer). I have worked with [read more…]

Artist: Tumiso L. Thomas

Artist: Tumiso L. Thomas Country: Botswana Tumiso L. Thomas is the founder of the Mobini Group, which decodes their stories through dance art. More info below: About the Mobini Group

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