Kennedy Siboe


Kennedy Siboe was born to a poor family in a remote village on the slopes of Mt Elgon in Kenya. He grew up in penury and political turmoil witnessing and suffering adverse effects of politically motivated ethnic violence. He narrates these events of his life in his first book, Long Tussle with Dearth. Kennedy works as a Systems Technical Analyst at one international bank and is an accomplished social justice activist and grassroots mobilizer.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
For leisure (and for knowledge) I read history of the antiquity. Books by such authors as Plutarch, Arrian, Diodorus and Quintus Curtius Rufus. When I am not reading history, I will be reading George Orwell, Charles Dickens, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Chinua Achebe among others
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer Kindle. Kobo and Scribd are great too.
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Where to find Kennedy Siboe online


Long Tussle with Dearth
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,070. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
It is not easy growing up in a little village on the slopes of Mt Elgon. It is a marginalized, desolate place devoid of basic government infrastructure. In the eighties and nineties, the region was (and it still is) steeped in myth, custom, tradition and abject poverty. Almost everything was governed by superstitions and curious belief in mythical forces.

Kennedy Siboe's tag cloud

bukusu    circumcision    elgon    ethnic    kenya    myth    poverty    struggles    tribal    violence