Pan-Afrikan Poetry in English, French, and Swahili. Winner of the Cambridge Poetry Award. Activist, educator, spoken word artist, and Founder & CEO of Free Your Mind Publishing. Received his MA from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and BSFS from Georgetown University. A first generation Congolese-American, Omekongo writes and performs poetry in English, French and Swahili, and has occasionally used Wolof in his writings. He has released 2 spoken word CDs. Has featured/lectured nationwide in universities and poetry venues from Harvard to Russel Simmon’s Hip-Hop Summit. Internationally, he has performed in Congo-Kinshasa, Tanzania, France, Cuba, and Canada. His work has appeared on TV and radio from BET to Voice of America in over 30 countries. He has shared the stage with many poetry greats such as Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka and Askia Tour.