Wangũi wa Kamonji is called to be a retriever and restorer of indigenous Afrikan lifeways and practices. She does this through research, dance, storytelling and facilitating diverse public spaces for critical consciousness and transformation. Her guiding principles are to reconnect to our selves, each other, the Earth, and our unembodied spirit helpers to bring more life to all through the wisdom encoded in indigenous Afrikan ways of being, knowing and doing.
She has a Masters in African Studies with Environment from University College London (UCL), and a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies and Urban Studies from Wellesley College, USA. She has undertaken independent and guided research-learning journeys in several countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia that have broadened her worldview and inspired her life and work.
She is a trained facilitator in process oriented psychology (processwork), has undertaken non-violent communication training, and a permaculture design certificate course.
Wangũi is hearth keeper and convener of the collective Afrika hai, which exists to research, reconnect to and reimagine indigenous Afrikan knowledge and practices, and convene spaces to share these, for the regeneration of the continent.