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
28 April 2015
Regional Winners Announced
The 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize regional winners

Regional Winners Announced

Five writers awarded £2500 each for their prize winning stories

From nearly 4000 entries to the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, our judges selected an initial shortlist of just 22 stories.

They have now chosen the 5 regional winners - one each from Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Meet the regional winners – listen to each of them talk about their work, and find links to the winning stories.

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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