My Story


A P von K’Ory was born in Kisumu, Kenya, to the royal houses of K’Orinda and Yimbo. She was sent to a public (private, in US English) school in Yorkshire, England when she was too young to say “sod off”. She studied Economics, Literature, and Journalism in London, graduating with firsts.

Love took her to Bavaria, the free state of “a thousand castles and palaces” where she further studied Germanistics and German-specific Economics and Socio-Philosophy. Her most recent personal achievement is her Ph.D. in Sociology and Geo-Politics in Germany, making her total number of doctorates five. She regards knowledge as a lifelong quest of learning something new.

Von K’Ory’s first novel and personal favorite, Khiras Traum , was published in 2004 in German. There followed eight romance novels, including the award-winning Bound to Tradition trilogy. Her nonfiction book Darkest Europe and Africa’s Nightmare: A Critical Observation of Neighboring Continents was published in New York.She gives lectures and seminars in various German, Austrian, and Swiss universities, colleges and high schools on topics ranging from socio-economy in Africa, Business English, African literature and the socio-ethnological conflicts in the traditions of Africans and Europeans in particular, and the West in general.

A P is the winner of six awards from four continents, but the one she’s proudest of is the Achievers Award for African Writer of the Year 2013 in the Netherlands.

Von K’Ory has a large extended family. She lives in Germany, France, Cyprus, and Greece with her husband, son and two grandsons.