Khainga O’Okwemba is a celebrated Kenyan poet and one of Kenya’s most prolific, influential and outspoken literary commentators in Nairobi. He is a journalist and columnist with The Star newspaper where he pens the weekly column, Literary Postcard . Khainga O’Okwemba has worked with print and electronic media since 1998 when he first joined the editorial team of a provincial magazine called The Youthview. His poetry, essays and articles have been published in daily newspapers such as The Sunday Standard and The Star, He is a script-writer for television and radio host. Khainga is the Treasurer of International PEN Kenya Chapter.
The volume Smiles in Pathos and Other Poems is the first publication of a selection of Khanga’s poems.