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Cooperation: Reading by Kenyan Poet and Activist Philo Inkonya


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Philo Ikonya is a pan-africanist writer, lecturer and human rights activist currently living in exile in Norway after having been persecuted and imprisoned in Kenya for her straightforward and critical work. Born in the sixties in a rural area 15 kilometers from Nairobi, Philo has taught semiotics at Tangaza College and Spanish at the United States International University in Nairobi. She graduated in Literature and Linguistics (The University of Nairobi) before reading philosophy in Spain and Italy and working as an editor for Oxford University Press (Eastern Africa).

Her articles are published in the local media and her poems in local anthologies. Among her writing activities, she has now published four novels and three poetry anthologies. Her novels include; "Invincible Nubia: Adios Lampedusa!" (2014) "Still Sings the Nightbird" (2013),  Kenya, will you Marry me? (2011) and Leading the Night (2010). Her poetry anthologies are  Splintering Silence (2014), This Bread of Peace (2010), and Out of Prison- Love Song (2010 ) translated into German (Aus dem Gefangnis Liebesgesange).

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