Author, Researcher, Peace & Conflict Professional


  • 2016/2017 apexart New York City (NYC) Fellow
  • 2014 Winner Burt Award for African Literature, Kenya Chapter
  • 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing nominee
  • Ist Prize, Adult Fiction Category – NBDCK  Literary Awards, September 2008 Book Week

1 Shortlisted Books

The 2016 International Dublin Literary Award short-list has been announced! 10 novels have been short-listed and the list includes four novels in translation. The International DUBLIN Literary Award is worth €100,000 prize money and is the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English. The award was launched in April 1995. Rwandese author Scholastique Mukasonga's novel Our Lady of the Nile has made the cut!

2016 Short-list at a glance:

·         10 novels

·         8 nationalities

·         5 women

·         5 men

·         4 in translation

·         1 Irish author


2016 Short-listed Titles:

·         Outlaws  by Javier Cercas (Spanish) Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean

·         Academy Street by Mary Costello (Irish) First Novel

·         Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers (American)

·         The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck (German) Translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky

·         A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (Jamaican)

·         Diary of the Fall by Michel Laub (Brazilian) Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

·         Our Lady of the Nile  by Scholastique Mukasonga (Rwandan) First Novel. Translated from French by Melanie Mauthner

·         Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill (American)

·         Lila by Marilynne Robinson (American)

·         Family Life  by Akhil Sharma (Indian-American)

 Congrats to the short-listed authors!


Crucible for Silver ..

Published 2008 ‘Crucible for Silver & Furnace for Gold’ has been hailed as re-writing gender in times of HIV-AIDS in contemporary multi-racial Africa

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Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands is a narration by Kemunto aka Kemu to her three girlfriends. We follow the four young girls as they mature into young ladies on this adventure called life

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The Shark Attack

Kadzo must now spill the beans! Yes, the value of her amputated leg out-weighs that of the thousands, or even millions of shillings earned from peddling and transporting Mono-eye’s cargo

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