BAJABER, Khadija Abdalla

  • Africa
  • Eastern Africa
  • Kenya

Khadija Abdalla BAJABER (fiction writer, editor: Kenya) has had writing published in Enkare Review, A Long House, Lolwe and Down River Road, among other publications. An associate editor for Sahifa Journal, she was, in 2018, the winner of the new Graywolf Press Africa Prize for her debut novel The House of Rust.  Her participation was made possible by the Paul and Hualing Nieh Engle Fund.

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