Patrick Michael Wainaina Ngugi was born at Muthurwa, Nairobi in 1957. Ngugi started writing short stories and poems while he was a student at Allidina Visram High School in the 1970s. One of his poems in high school, The Night I Died, won the school’s poetry writing competition, and this boosted his interest in poetry. Ngugi graduated from the London School of Journalism in 1982, and has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, working with major media houses such as the Nation Media Group (NMG), People Daily and Royal Media.
At NMG, Patrick had a large number of fans who followed his weekly short stories in the Kiswahili weekly, Taifa Jumapili. Some of those stories have been published into books, and some translated into English. His first published work was a novel, The Interview, published by MacMillan London, and shortlisted for the publisher’s Writing for Africa Award in 2000. Ngugi has also published three Kiswahili titles, Kachuma na Polisi Wezi, Kachuma na Binadamu Wanyama and Damu Nzito. He is also the author of The Last Will and Root of All Evil.
Between 2008 and 2012, Ngugi ventured into mentorship and motivational speaking. He is the founding director of Inspired Kenya, and its Communications Director. Ngugi is also a consultant in publishing.
Spiritual Intercourse and Other Poems is Ngugi’s personal portrayal of the ebb and flow of life. Ngugi’s poetry reveals a dreamy quality whilst describing the joys, frustrations, triumphs and questions about the author’s lived universe.
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