Parliament of Owls – Set Book by Adipo Sidang’
Adipo Sidang’ is a Kenyan award-winning poet and playwright. His Young Adult novella, A Boy Named Koko, won the 2017 Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature (Kenya). It was also shortlisted for the Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature (Africa) the same year, and the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature in 2019. Sidang’ is passionate about art, its policy and governance setting. He has previously taught Philosophy in Kenyan universities.
Parliament of Owls, his first collection of poems, was published in 2016 by Native Intelligence under the Contact Zones Nairobi Series. He later adapted the title poem into a stage play, which was performed in Kenya in 2017 by his theatre group, Agora Theatre. The play is now published as Parliament of Owls: A Play.