Elisha Otieno was born in Siaya County in 1973. He is a freelance writer, currently the Director of Ariba Book Publishers and a reviewer at onlinebookclub.org where he uses his pen name-Ochieng Ariba.
He participated as a co-facilitator in the eight years AMREF’S Maanisha programme-2004-2012 that aimed at reduction of HIV morbidity and mortality and social protection of HIV infected and affected persons
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book is about a female dealer in illicit brew and drugs and the negative impact of her products on the surrounding community particularly youths. The story also explores crime, romance, corruption and many other aspects of life.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Liberation from the desperate pleading with traditional publishers to publish my manuscripts which in reality are worth public consumption.
Anjawo, the notorious dealer in drugs and alcohol is a woman in trouble. From learning too late that she made the wrong decision to engage in early marriage at the detriment of her education to be on the receiving end of curses from the surrounding community. Birds of a Feather is rich in tales that reflect the realities of serving a community the wrong way, crime and more.