Jane Bosibori Marando Obuchi
is a Kenyan writer, researcher and educator. Jane is the first internationally recognised writer in the Ekegusii language. Her research interests include oral literature, children’s literature, language and gender, and translation. She has published and translated into the Ekegusii language numerous articles, including Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s The Upright Revolution, The River Between, I Will Marry When I Want, Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. She has translated Murambi. The Book of Bones by Boubacar Boris Diop and The Dakar Declaration: Museum of Black Civilizations into Swahili and Ekegusii. She led the 2021 Itukia Workshop on Writing and Translation in African Languages (funded by the Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Foundation and the University of Bristol).