Google Honours Kenyan Author Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye

Search engine giant Google has celebrated Kenyan literature giant Marjorie Phyllis Oludhe Macgoye.

As the literature world celebrated what would have been the 94th birthday of the top writer, Google paid its respect through a doodle.

She died on December 1st, 2015.

Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye was a British novelist and poet who mostly wrote about the struggles of Kenya during its post-colonial era, but also published children’s books, magazine stories and much more.

She relocated to Kenya in 1954 and become a citizen.

One of her more popular books “Coming to Brith” adeptly showcases the struggles of a young woman as she tries to conceive and the negativity she faces all while trying to adapt to city life. The book won the Sinclair Prize for fiction and was once a Kenyan Secondary School set book.

Her other notable works include Murder in Majengo (1972) and The Present Moment (1987).

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