Stanley Mitoko speaks to the foment and passion among the youth of Africa for their continent and its potential, for the history lost and for the future to be gained. The clarity with which he speaks of their hopes and dreams and their frustrations and anger will bring the reader up short and has the ability to change preconceptions and myths about Africa and Africans. It is a journey we must take in developing an understanding so as to welcome Africa into the larger world, which there can be no doubt it will take by storm, one way or another.
Stanley O. Mitoko, a young poet, writer and film-maker, has been writing from his boyhood in Kenya. An avid reader, he has read extensively in all genres, he has filled many notebooks with his own poetry and prose. Throughout his life, while expressing thoughts and dreams for a more just and equitable society he has, with unusually and intentionally wide exposure and experience, gained a reputation for having admirable insight into the minds and hearts of men, and into the politics of his nation, Kenya, and of Africa in general. His tumultuous life informs his work, and he writes with a passion and poignancy that catches a reader off-guard. Stanley Mitoko is also an active and well-respected advocate for the environment and for wildlife in Kenya, Africa and the World.