Sam Chege was born and raised in Kenya. In his thirties he immigrated to the United States, where he has lived for over 20 years. He is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University.
He has spent years collecting ancient African wisdom and African proverbs. Africa is the
birthplace of the human race, once great civilizations, and a place where knowledge, art, music, democracy, culture, trade, agriculture, and wisdom first flourished. Her proverbs are even richer than the treasures found in her ancient crypts, filled with enduring life lessons and pearls of wisdom that have universal applications. Since Africa is the birthplace of humanity, it means that the proverbs and ancient wisdom belong to all of humanity. But they are not well known.
And that is the purpose of his new book, Life is God’s Best Gift, published by Harper Collins. Here is how Eric Copage of the New York Times describes it: "Rich with reflections on life, love, and community, this extraordinary, timeless collection of proverbs inspires, comforts, and delights the soul." And Nikki Giovanni calls it “A well-designed and beautiful book.” The book recently won the Nautilus award.
He hopes to share this wisdom widely through speeches and public engagement. He can speak about the value of ancient wisdom in the corporate world, in Businesses, in College education, in parenting, in relationships, in our individual lives, etc. It is a message that can be designed for various audiences.