Lecturer, Poet, and Author
Christopher Okemwa is a lecturer of poetry and drama at Kisii University, Kenya. He is the founder and director of a local Kenyan CSO, Kistrech Theatre International. He is the founder and director of Kistrech International Poetry Festival in Kenya. He is also the founder and director of KICHLA (Kistrech Children’s Literature Association) of Kenya. He is a World Poetry Movement’s coordinator of poetry events in Africa.
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.
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,…Read More
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…Read More
Folk Tales Collection
Ogasusu na Oganchogu
Ogasusu na Oganchogu (The Hare and the Elephant) is a trickster tale from the Abagusii community. The Hare deceives the…Read More
Ogasusu na Okanyambu
Ogasusu na Okanyambu (The Hare and the Chameleon) is a trickster tale from the Abagusii community. The Hare thinks that…Read More
My Latest Publication
By Christopher Okemwa