Kenya

OWUOR, Yvonne

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OUWUOR
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Yvonne
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Yvonne Adhiambo OWUOR (fiction writer; Kenya) is an author, lecturer, and arts curator. Her first novel, Dust, was published by Knopf in 2014, and received the 2015 TBC Jomo Kenyatta Literature Award. In 2003, she won the Caine Prize for African Writing for her story “Weight of Whispers,”  also the title of a 2003 volume. Owuor was an IWP Fall Resident in 2005, and returns in 2017 as the Residency’s first Grinnell Fellow. She participates courtesy of Grinnell College.

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Monica Nalyaka WANAMBISI

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WANAMBISI
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Monica Nalyaka
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Kenya

Monica Nalyaka WANAMBISI is senior lecturer in the department of literature and linguistics at the University of Nairobi, Kikuyu campus. She earned the M.A. and the Ph.D. in English from Atlanta University. She is a Fulbright scholar at the University of Iowa, with a research project gathering material for a book or series of books for children.

Andrew Okoiti OMTATAH

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Andrew Okoiti
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Kenya

Pat Wambui NGURUKIE

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Pat Wambui
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Kenya

Meja MWANGI

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MWANGI
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Meja
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Kenya

Serah Wanjiru MWANGI

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MWANGI
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Serah Wanjiru
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Serah Wanjiru MWANGI works with an outstanding publisher for children's books, Jacaranda Designs, the only publishing house in Kenya which actively recruits Kenyan writers and illustrators to produce high-quality juvenile literature by and about Kenya and its traditions. She is also currently editor of The Young Nation. She was recently chosen by the Forum for African Women Educationalists to write six textbooks highlighting African woman scientists for the upper elementary level. Ms. Mwangi holds the M.A.

Peter KIMANI

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KIMANI
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Peter
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Peter KIMANI is a newspaper editor making a name as a satirist and novelist. Awarded the inaugural Okoth K’Obonyo Playwriting Competition in 1994, he attended the Mesa Refuge writing residency in California in 1999. His first novel, Before the Rooster Crows, was published in 2002 to wide acclaim. He is currently the managing editor of the national paper Saturday Times in Kenya, while working on his second novel. He participates courtesy of a private gift to the IWP.

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Jonathan KARIARA

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KARIARA
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Jonathan
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Kenya

Billy Karanja KAHORA

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Billy Karanja
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Billy Karanja KAHORA is the Managing Editor of the journal Kwani. His writings have been published in Granta, Kwani and Vanity Fair. He has recently edited Kenya Burning, and is an Editor of the Picha Mtaani/Kwani book project. He has a book of creative nonfiction, The True Story of David Munyakei (2009), as well as the script credit for Soul Boy (2010, Dir. Tom Tykwer). He participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State.

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Henry INDANGASI

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INDANGASI
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Henry
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Kenya
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