A strong voice from Kenya: Muthoni Likimani appointed IFLAC Peace AmbassadorPosted: 2014/02/18
Text: Solveig Hansen
Renowned author Muthoni Likimani (b. 1926) has been appointed IFLAC Peace Ambassador in Kenya. At 88, she is as active as ever, as the founder member and chairperson of FEMTEL Women Writers Association in Kenya. She tells us that she also get invited to talk at various forums at colleges and other institutions. “Quite often, my advice has been on using power of pen not guns to fight ones right,” she says.
Muthoni Likimani has worked as a broadcaster, teacher, publisher, and author. Among her books are Passbook Number F.47927: Women and Mau Mau in Kenya, What Does a Man Want, They Shall Be Chastised, and Fighting Without Ceasing, her biography.
Equality for women and their empowerment are a common denominator in her work and writing. She is currently working on compiling an anthology about vandalizing of women in the society on areas such as sex abuse, FGM, early forced marriages, and domestic violence.
Get to know Muthoni Likimani and her work through these interviews:
The news site Mwakilishi.com: Muthoni Likimani: The Kenyan Beauty Queen who Broke the Glass Ceiling
Kenyan K24 TV’s Capital Talk with Likimani about her life and the strength of women