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Lecturer, Poet, and Author

Christopher Okemwa is a lecturer of Literature as well as the director of the School of Post Graduate Studies at Kisii University, Kenya. He is also the founder and director of Kistrech International Poetry Festival in Kenya. He is a member of the editorial board of the Multilingual Journal of Literature and Opto-Art “WürZarT”, appointed on May 21, 2017. Additionally, he is the editor of the Kistrech International Poetry Festival Magazine, since 2013.

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International Award in Music

1990: Awarded Grade 5 Theory of music by The Associated Board of the Royal schools of Music, London.

International Award in Poetry

May 2002: Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, presented by the International Library of Poetry.

3RD SPRING & POETRY FESTIVAL IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY

I was a guest poet at the 3rd Spring and Poetry Festival in Istanbul, Turkey, from 11th to 13th May 2018.
Other guest-poets included Ion Deaconescu, Yasar Mirac, Rati Saxena, Laura Garavaglia, Deniz Durukan, Ihsan Tevfik, Metin Kaygalak, Mehmet Altun, Salahattin Yolgiden, Jeton Kelmendi, Mehmet Said Aydin, Dmytro Chystiak and Mina Gligoric.

Oral Literature

  • Proverbs of the Abagusii of Kenya

    Proverbs of the Abagusii of Kenya

    Meaning and Application Like most cultural groups, the oral tradition of Abagusii People of Kenya is expressed in, among others,

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  • Riddles of the Abagusii People of Kenya

    Riddles of the Abagusii People of Kenya

    Gems of Wisdom from the African Continent Riddles, along with proverbs, are key aspects of oral communication in many African

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Folk Tales Collection

  • Ogasusu na Oganchogu

    Ogasusu na Oganchogu

    Ogasusu na Oganchogu (The Hare and the Elephant) is a trickster tale from the Abagusii community. The Hare deceives the

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  • Ogasusu na Okanyambu

    Ogasusu na Okanyambu

    Ogasusu na Okanyambu (The Hare and the Chameleon) is a trickster tale from the Abagusii community. The Hare thinks that

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My Latest Publication

Ominous Clouds by Christopher Okemwa

Ominous Clouds
By Christopher Okemwa