Nairobi | Sept. 21, 2008

Four readers, four unique voices, in a tranquil outdoor setting. An evening of entertainment for discerning lovers of the written word.

Onduko bw’ Atebe emerged on the literary scene late 2005 with the publication of his book: The Verdict of Death. In 2006, the book was nominated and went on to win the biggest prize in the country – The Whome Mutahi Literary Award.

A fervent believer in the writing and reading faith, Atebe has since then gone on to join and work with other writers and writers’ organizations that profess, promote and spread the gospel. He is the Secretary General of the Kenya Organization of Writers’ Association (KOWA) He is also the secretary to the Literary Awards committee, run by the National Book Development council of Kenya (NBDC-K). Last but not least, he was recently elected the Vice President of International Pen – Kenya Chapter.

Philo Ikonya is a journalist and media consultant. She is a linguist and understands Latin, Kiswahili, Gikuyu, Spanish, and Italian. She was also recently elected as the President of International Pen – Kenya Chapter.

Margaret Ogola has won the Commonwealth Best First Book in Africa and the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature in 1995 for her first novel The River and the Source. She has since published two other novels, I Swear by Apollo and Place of Destiny. Margaret Ogola is a pediatrician and the medical director for The Cottolengo Centre for orphaned children.


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