|Name:||Akinyi Weiniger von K'Orinda-Yimbo|
|Maiden name:||Akinyi Princess of K'Orinda-Yimbo|
Tel: +49 (0) 91172 68 43 812
|Date and place of birth:||1st November 1962, in Kenya|
|Marital status:||Married to E. Harald Weiniger von Wimpfen|
|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,
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) paper,
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)
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.
In 2012, she got her Doctor of Philosophy In Sociology and Geo-Politics from the Heidelberg University.
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 five novels,Bound to Tradition: The Dream; Bound to Tradition: The Initiation; Bound to Tradition: The Separation; Secret Shades Book 1: Aroused; Secret Shades Book 2: Revealed.. 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 also a columnist with The African Times (Times Media, Berlin).
In 2010 her short story, The Proposal, won the Cook Communications first prize. In 2012 she won the Karl Ziegler Prize for her commitment to bring African culture to the Western society in various papers, theses and lectures. In 2012 her book was nominated for the 2012 Caine Prize, and in 2013 she was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize. In addition she won the Achievers Award for African Writer of The Year 2013 in the Netherlands.
In 2014 she started the publishing company, AuthorMePro Press, to assist aspiring writers - especially from the developing world - to get published.
She speaks seven languages, is married to a German politician of aristocratic descent, has a son, two grandsons, and lives in Bavaria. They also have homes in France, Cyprus and Greece.