Profile: Beth Wanjiku Ndirangu

Profile: Beth Wanjiku Ndirangu Country: Kenya Beth Wanjiku Ndirangu was born with a disability known as cerebral palsy. She holds a Bachelors of Education degree in English and Literature and has been doing voluntary disability advocacy work for the last five years. Beth is a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow. In January this year Beth, began [read more…]

Artist: Patrick Miller (Millz)

Artist: Patrick Miller (Millz) Country: Zimbabwe Ever since his first performance as Joseph in a nativity play when he was five, Millz’ fascination with the arts has grown. Over two decades later, he is now a playwright, artist and an “activist on a sabbatical”. Currently, Millz is working on a new draft of his stage [read more…]

Profile: Rev. Timothy Murere Njoya

Profile: Rev. Timothy Murere Njoya Country: Kenya Rev. Timothy Murere Njoya is a retired Minister of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa and a leading advocate for justice and human rights in Kenya. Rev. Njoya received his PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1971 and Doctor of Divinity from Knox College, University of Toronto, in [read more…]

Artist Profile: Billy Kahora

Artist: Billy Kahora Country: Kenya Billy Kahora is the Managing Editor of Kwani? He completed an MS.c in Creative Writing with distinction at the University of Edinburgh as a Chevening Scholar in 2007. Before that, Billy studied and worked in South Africa for 8 years and in between worked as an Editorial Assistant for All [read more…]

Artist: Keith Pearson

Artist: Keith Pearson Country: Kenya Over the past sixteen years, Keith Pearson, as Managing Director of The Theatre Company (TTC), has been responsible for some of the most dynamic and adventurous performance work which has been seen in Kenya. He has been instrumental in the development of the devised work technique. Voice of a Dream [read more…]

Artist: Edna Gicovi

Artist: Edna Gicovi Country: Kenya Edna Gicovi was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a former journalist turned creative writer with two books to her name, teen novella Mwende (Storymoja, 2015) and children’s book Tone’s Big Drop (Book Dash, 2017). She has a background in Psychology as well and works with a humanitarian [read more…]

Profile: Adedayo Adeniyi

Profile: Adedayo Adeniyi Country: Nigeria Adedayo has over eight years of experience in various fields in community development advocacy and leadership development training. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Matadors Leadership Institute, an organization he founded that is committed to developing and teaching leadership as a service to society to cause transformational change to [read more…]

Artist: Ian Arunga

Artist: Ian Arunga Country: Kenya I am a multi-disciplinary art director and overall cool guy. I am extremely passionate about art, fashion, books and collecting key rings from around the world. I have written four children’s books that have been approved for Kenyan schools curriculum by Kenya Institute of Childhood Development. I think that is [read more…]

Artist: Mutua Matheka

Artist: Mutua Matheka Country: Kenya Mutua Matheka is an artist born and bred in Machakos and fine-tuned by Nairobi. He draws, sketches, molds stuff, destroys stuff & occasionally creates stuff. He has been drawing and sketching since his mother placed crayons in his hands at just 3 years of age. The art has since then [read more…]

Artist: Barbara Adair

Artist: Barbara Adair Country: South Africa Barbara Adair is a South African novelist and sometime travel-writer. She teaches human rights law and global democracy at the University of the Witwatersrand. She lives in the city of Johannesburg and rural Limpopo, urban and rural lifestyles influence. Her first novel In Tangier we Killed the Blue Parrot [read more…]

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