Dr. Wangui wa Goro is a translator, writer, poet, academic, cultural curator and editor. She is best known for her scholarship as a theorist, critic, practitioner and promoter of translation, including its practical applications. She considers herself a cultural ambassador and advocate. She has spent over forty years promoting and nurturing literature as an academic, through translation, criticism and curation in different parts of the world. Her friends consider her the quintessential transnational global Pan African, feminist Afropolitan, which though she finds hilarious, she relishes.