Akinyi Princess of K'Orinda-Yimbo


Akinyi Princess of K'Orinda-Yimbo

        Editor, Germany/Kenya


Name: Akinyi Weiniger von K'Orinda-Yimbo
Maiden name: Akinyi Princess of K'Orinda-Yimbo
Residence: Winzerweg 4
Email: akinyi.princess@web.de
Date and place of birth: 1st November 1962, in Kenya
Marital status: Married
Citizenship: German and Kenyan
Education: 1968 - 1974 Chapter House Preparatory School, Yorkshire, England
  1975 - 1978 Queen Ethelburgas College, Yorkshire, England
(A-Level  School-leaving Certificate)

1979 - 1981

Nairobi University - Faculty of Journalism  and Literature (BA)
  1981 - 1987 London School of Economics
London School of Journalism
Professional experience: 1980 - 1983 Columnist with The Sunday Standard
  1984 - 1999 Freelance journalist with solicited and unsolicited work from/for New African (London), 
Deutsche Welle (Cologne), 
BETO Magazin (Düsseldorf), 
Lectures at Annual English Seminars of the universities of Mannheim and Essen, 
Evangelical (Iserlohn), 
Seminars on The Socio-economic Role of Women in Eastern Africa
Publications: Socio-economic Role of African Women(1994) paper
The Language of Gestures (1996) 
White Rage
 (being edited), 
Alanza’s Imperium (YA, being edited), 
The Barbarism of Power (novel based on real story of a victim family in the 1998 Nairobi bombing, being edited), 
Khiras Traum (2004 Munich), 
Darkest Europe and Africa’s Nightmare: A Critical Observation of the Neighbour Continents (Dec 2007, New York)
Languages: English (native language)
German (fluently)
French (elementary knowledge)
Latin (elementary knoledge)
Dholuo, Kiswahili (2nd native languages)
Hobbies: Literature, arts, horseracing and riding, arts exhibitions, music, dancing, travel, cookery and tennis.

Akinyi Princess of K'Orinda-Yimbo

Akinyi Princess of K'Orinda-Yimbo was born on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kisumu, the capital city of Luoland, Kenya; at a very young age (when she was too small to say "sod off!" as she puts it), she was sent to private school in Yorkshire, England. She is a graduate journalist of the Nairobi and the London Schools of Journalism as well as an economics graduate of the London School of Economics (1981-1987). She moved to Bavaria, Germany, where she studied Germanistics and Germanspecific economics (1993 to 1997). She has been writing as a freelance journalist since 1980, serving as a columnist with various dailies and monthly magazines in Africa and Europe. She gives lectures and seminars in various German universities, colleges and high schools on topics ranging from socio-economy in Africa, Business English, Intercultural Communication, African literature and the socio-ethnological conflicts in the traditions of Africans and Europeans in particular, and the West in general. She was the CEO of her companies Eur-AfrAsia Association for Quality Management & Intercultural Communications Training, and PAKY Investment Holdings Ltd. She gave up both posts in order to devote her time to her passion: writing. She is now only Chairman on the Board of Directors. She has written and published articles, papers, and a novel in German: Khiras Traum, and Bound to Tradition. Her nonfiction book Darkest Europe and Africa's Nightmare: A crtical Observation of Neighboring Continents was published in 2008 by a New York publisher. She is alsoa columnist with The African Times (Times Media, Berlin). She speaks seven languages, is married to a German politician, has a son and lives in Bavaria.


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