Wangari Njeri - Kenyan Poet - Poet Extraordinare

Njeri Wangari

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Njeri Wangari is an acclaimed storyteller whose passion thrives at the intersections of technology, arts, culture, innovation, and new media.

With a multi-faceted career spanning over 20 years in the creative, new media and communications industry,  Njeri has strong expertise in spoken word poetry, fiction & non-fiction writing, digital & content marketing as well as strategic communications & PR.

Her poetry is bold, thought-provoking, sharp, and unique in its language, structure and form. Her writing is stunning and strong, just as her live performances are arresting and attractive. They pulsate with life, passion and possibility. 

Her debut collection of poems Mines & Mindfields; My Spoken Words published in 2010 were hailed as “an urban blues collection whose poetry holds brief in the manner of protest not against social order rather it highlights an emerging social disorder caused by disenchantment with the rigors of a somewhat colonially imposed urban life with its extolled virtues and attendant vices.”
 Her poems have also appeared in Badilisha Poetry, The East African, Kwani! & Msafiri. She has performed at events such as Kwani & Story Moja Festivals, Global Voices Summit, Tedx Nairobi & Still Water Middle School in Minnesota. 

Njeri is a contributing writer to  Al Jazeera, The Elephant, and Global Voices. Her feature articles have been published in Fast Company, The Standard (Kenya) Business Standard,  The Elephant, Global Voices, Tech Moran and Techweez.  Coda Story, Devex, Al Jazeera, Damn Magazine, This is Africa, The Elephant and Tangaza Magazine.

Njeri is the founder of WangariPR, a strategic communications consultancy. She has helped regional and global organisations such as Cellulant, GeoPoll, and East African Educational Publishers tell their stories, shape their narratives and position their brands as thought leaders in digital payments, mobile research and book publishing respectively.

Njeri is also the founder of Afrokidz – a trust that promotes African children’s folklore and whose goal is to record, archive and creatively revise folklore and to promote storytelling through the Tusome Hadithi storytelling Podcast  & The Kids Lit Club initiatives.

She is married with three children. When not juggling motherhood, writing & performing, she is often outdoors running or hiking.

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