Jared Angira

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


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


  • Juices, 1970
  • Silent Voices, 1972
  • Soft Corals, 1973
  • "Experimental Writing", in Gurr and Calder, Writers in East Africa, 1974.


  1. ^ Albert S. Gérard (1986). European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa. John Benjamins Publishing. p. 913. ISBN 978-963-05-3834-3. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Profile at African Poetry Review.