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THE VOICE MAGAZINE ACHIEVERS AWARD 2013
THE AUTHORESS PRINCESS AKINYI WINS
“THE OUTSTANDING AFRICAN WRITER AWARD”
FOR HER WORKS
FROM THE STICHTING PADDI EUROPA, THE NETHERLANDS
The Netherland’s Stichting Paddi Europa (Paddi: People Against Drug Dependence and Ignorance), which is an international organization and is the publisher of The Voice Magazine, awarded Kenyan-German Princess Akinyi for her works. As the Award Committee’s Chairman put it:
“You were a unanimous choice because of your tremendous contributions to the development, advancement and generally as a writer from Africa, blending your new cultural environment [Europe], with your African heritage. Africa. We appreciate your good contributions in creating desired positive awareness on Africans and non-Africans with your collection of books, an expression of the African Continent, her people, resources and beauty.
“You are an exemplary leader and a rare breed of excellence whose quality of character and sincerity of purpose places you on the platform of a role model for, and mentor to African youths.
“As a living example for Africa and the rest of the world, we are honouring you with this award.”
Her collection of works includes Khiras Traum, the epic love story of a Swedish industrialist and a Kenyan girl. She expanded the epic to three volumes, now published in the English language as Bound to Tradition Book 1: The Dream; Bound to Tradition Book 2: The Initiation; and Bound to Tradition Book 3: The Separation. She has several other publications including the controversial humanities non-fiction Darkest Europe and Africa’s Nightmare: A Critical Observation of Neighboring Continents. Her column with African Time (Time Media, Berlin), called Darkest Europe, is equally controversial.
Said the authoress, “This was the loveliest surprise since a very long time. Even more so when the organization accepted my request to include my husband’s name in the Award – he does half the work by keeping my back free while I work on my passion! Plus we thoroughly enjoyed discovering Amsterdam together.”
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