Jared Angira

Jared Angira (born 21 November 1947) is a Kenyan poet. He has been called "the country's first truly significant poet".[1]


Angira was born in 1947 in Siaya, Kenya.[2] He studied commerce at the University of Nairobi[3] from 1968 until 1971. He contributed to the first (1968) issue of the literary journal Busara, and was appointed its editor-in-chief in 1969. He also founded the Kenya Writers' Association.[4]


  • Juices, London (1970)[2]
  • Silent Voices, London (1972)[2]
  • Soft Corals, London (1973)[2]
  • "Experimental Writing", in Gurr and Calder, Writers in East Africa, 1974.


  1. ^ Knight, Elisabeth (1986). "Kenya". In Gérard, Albert S. (ed.). European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa. John Benjamins. pp. 887–921. ISBN 978-963-05-3834-3.
  2. ^ a b c d "Biografski dodaci" [Biographic appendices]. Republika: Časopis za kulturu i društvena pitanja (Izbor iz novije afričke književnosti) (in Serbo-Croatian). Zagreb, SR Croatia. XXXIV (12): 1424–1427. December 1978.
  3. ^ Profile at African Poetry Review.
  4. ^ Gikandi, Simon (2003). Encyclopedia of African Literature. London: Taylor & Francis. pp. 32–33. ISBN 978-1-134-58223-5. OCLC 1062304793. Retrieved 2018-12-04.