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KING KINYA - biography


King Kinya was born in the Kilimanjaro region (north Tanzania) in 1977, completed his primary school at Mzinga in Morogoro region and finished his ordinary level at Zanaki secondary school in 1999.

At the moment he works as a freelance journalist for the newspapers Spoti Starehe and Uwazi. He is also involved in producing columns, comics, illustrations and paintings. King Kinya is looking for a sponsor because he wants to pursue college studies in philosophy, which, he expects, will enable him to fight against the violation of human rights. Themes in his work include the way in which women and children are abused in their daily lives.

King Kinya's first publications appeared in the Swahili newspaper Shaba in 1994. The following year he worked for Kiongozi as a freelance cartoonist. Between 1996 and 2001 he worked for Business Times limited, the publisher of Majira, Dar Leo and the cartoon magazine Sanifu.

His work was part of various exhibitions such as Witty Black Lines in the National Museum of Tanzania, which was organized by the embassy of Japan in Tanzania. In 2001 he took part in the Election 2000 exhibitions around the elections, in association with PACT (Popular Association of Cartoonists in Tanzania). The show was held in the former Nyumba ya Sanaa in Dar es Salaam, with support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES).

Kinya's work was also exhibited at the Zanzibar Film Festival in 2001.

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