Pius Kamau

Novelist; surgeon, columnist, entrepreneur.

Pius Kamau was born and raised in Kenya and trained as a physician in Spain. He immigrated to the US in 1971 and trained in Surgery in Rochester, NY. He has been in surgical practice in Denver since 1980 and has written for many national medical journals; and the Rocky Mountain News. He is a novelist and has written columns for the Denver Post for the last 10 years. He contributed to NPR's "This I Believe," and has been a frequent commentator for NPR. He is a regular commentator for KUNC, an NPR radio station in Colorado. He's the founder of African American Higher Education Partnerships, an organization that is bringing African women scientists to American universities for research PhDs and return to Africa to teach. He is active in African Diaspora affairs and is the co-founder of The Consortium of African Diasporas in the US - CADUS. He is an active Africanist who hopes to help black Africans claim the dignity they deserve.

He recently finished a memoir, "Out Of Kikuyuland" an account of how his Western education and aculturation have and haven't changed the child he once was and the man he is.