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Philo Ikonya

Oslo, Norway

Philo Ikonya has written winning poems over the years. Her poetic prose is reads well and is memorable. Over the years she has contributed to many forums.

Initially a Secondary School teacher, Philo then became a self -trained and freelance journalist. She also learns languages out of keen interest and speaks several. Philo defends human rights with a passion in spite of not running a formal human rights organization. She volunteers for PEN Kenya Chapter. She graduated in Literature and Linguistics before reading some philosophy. She has been nominated to enter a biography of important women of the 21st Century to be published in New York and targeting people who have ‘quietly’ made a difference.

Philo is a single mother of one an ardent poet and soon to be published novelist. Her works defend human rights at all levels. She has been a voice in Kenya’s constitution debate regarding women, governance and justice matters. Philo works a lot with younger people encouraging them to be confident and outspoken as she mentors them. She has worked for at least 16 years directly in human rights issues

Interests: writing and getting published

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes