Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye
Novelist, essayist and poet (1928-2015)
Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye (21 October 1928 – 1 December 2015) also known as the mother of ‘Kenyan literature’ was born in Southampton, England, but immigrated to Kenya soon after Kenya became independent. She was a poet, novelist, and a missionary bookseller.
- "I am so much enmeshed in my Luo family and community I am not afraid of writing from within it either."
- As quoted in her book The Feminist Companion to Literature in English as mentioned in this article.
Quotes about person/workEdit
- "I had already worked out, long before, that Marjorie was an exceptional human being and, consequently, I contrived to record as much about her as I could, for posterity."
- By John Sibi-Okumi is a Nairobi-based author, teacher, actor-playwright and broadcaster in the article Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye: Kenya’s literary enigma published on Friday 11, December 2015.