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Emmanuel Kariuki

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At Hubpages I have a forum to learn about practically everything from a vibrant international community. Besides, I can express my views and teach others what I know in an interactive manner like no other. Naturally, being a wordsmith, my pen has to remain on an active literary journey and so the acres of space provided here are fairly adequate.

I have been in mainstream writing and publishing for many years. Having discovered the opportunities available online there’s no stopping now. My published books are mainly for children and adolescents in the English and Swahili languages.

 Reading about ancient civilizations is my addiction. I have also done extensive reading on Kikuyu culture and compared it with Egypt's 18th Dynasty. I have formed certain opinions about the Kikuyu and their origins in ancient Egypt and wish to share them with you. Akhenaten and the Kikuyu People of Kenya  or  Kikuyu People: Secrets of an ancient migration from Egypt to Mount Kenya  are examples of my  hubs in a comparative style. Akhenaten’s Grandmother and the Kikuyu is yet another hub in the series. This man Akhenaten has taken much of my writing energy and I have even theorized about where he disappeared to. At Squidoo, the lens -  Horemhab was the cause of akhenaten’s trouble -  tells you who was responsible for Akhenaten’s  flight from his city of Akhetaten, in my opinion.

 Besides my obsession with Akhenaten, I write on many issues, though, like all writers, I have my pet subjects. Talking about pets, I am an aquarist of long standing, and even turned the hobby into a business for close to two decades. I have shared my experience with you in several hubs and one lens at Squidoo. If you are planning to keep fish someday you can get practical lessons on making and maintaining an aquarium in Glass Fish Tank: how to make your own aquariumand in case you want to explore what kind of fish are in your local stream, the lens – catch your own aquarium fish will guide you on just how to do it.

.Kikuyu language and culture is at the core of my posts on Hubpages. Learn the Kikuyu Language: vocabulary and conversation practice is my flagship with the most visitors per day. This is an indication that Kikuyu people in the Diaspora and other language enthusiasts are keen to see that this ancient language lives on in the global village. I promise not to disappoint. You will see from my comparative writing between Kikuyu and Ancient Egypt that it is in the interest of humanity to study this language and extract the embedded historical records that have been preserved for thousands of years. I hope that others with working knowledge of endangered languages will ensure that those languages are also preserved through similar posts.

 Besides my day job as an Exhibition Designer I also illustrate books and translate from Swahili and Kikuyu into English and vice versa. As an accomplished artist, I work in Fibre-glass, water colours and oil paints when I can take some time off from my writing, which is getting rarer and rarer this days. I have illustrated many books for publishers in Nairobi, but currently I only illustrate my own work unless I am commissioned for a very special project.

My latest artistic pursuit is in Taxidermy. I have poste a hub on how I made a Dodo bird using fibreglass and the taxidermy technique.

Below is a  list of some of my published books. For a full list, go to translate-swahili-kikuyu.kbo.co.ke

A. Children’s fiction

1.    Safari ya Kombamwiko (Kiswahili) – ISBN: 966 47 225 8

2.    Kombamwiko na Hoteli ya Nyota Tano (Kiswahili) – ISBN: 966 47 256 8

3.     Ngiri Mganga  (Kiswahili) – ISBN: 966 47 236 3

4.    Miraba and Proud Vuno – ISBN: 966 47 040 9

5.     Kombamwiko's Adventure – ISBN: 966 47 035 2

6.    The Savanna Laughing Stock – ISBN: 966 01 110 2

7.    Python the Investigator   – ISBN: 966 01 105 6

8.    Kolo the Soothsayer  – ISBN: 966 01 117 X

9.    Eating is Hard Work – – ISBN: 966 01 116 1

B. Pre-school Language Activity books

10.   Little Angels Day Care, for three year olds – ISBN: 978 966 011 06 0

11.   Little Angels Pre-unit 1, for four year olds – ISBN: 978 966 011 08 4

12.   Little Angels Pre-unit 2, for five year olds – ISBN: 978 966 011 10 7

C. Young Adult’s Fiction

13.   The Salem Mystery - ISBN: 966 25 025 5

Winner of the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature, adolescent category, 2003, selected as a reader by Rwanda’s Ministry of Education

14.   The Red Coat - ISBN: 978 966 25 535 4

 Was nominated for the Impac Dublin Literary award – 2010

15.   The Ole Sepei Mystery - ISBN: 978 966 25 593 8

16. The Trail of Mercy

Follow me in my hubs, for engaging reading on comparative studies of the Kikuyu and Ancient Egyptians, History, language studies, aquarium making and many other topics of interest.

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