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

The longlist for the FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards, which recognise extraordinary artistic talent across more than 100 emerging market nations has been announced.

• Blackass by A. Igoni BarrettChatto & Windus, Nigeria
• Broken Mirrors: Sinalcol by Elias KhouryMaclehose Press, Lebanon
• Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Granta Books, Kenya
• It Might Get Loud by Ingrid Winterbach, Human & Rousseau, South Africa
• Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga, Archipelago Books, Rwanda
• The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah, Faber & Faber, Zimbabwe
• The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma, Pushkin Press, Nigeria
• The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud, Oneworld Publications, Algeria
• The Texture of Shadows by Mandla Langa, Picador Africa, South Africa
• Women of Karantina by Nael Eltoukhy, The American University in Cairo Press, Egypt
• Endless Nameless by Mont TesprateepThailand
• Exclaim by Jian MeiChina
• Kush by Shubhashish BhutianiIndia
• Scent of the Morning Sun by Harin Paesongthai & Monkum KhukhuntinThailand
• Selfie Girls by Huỳnh Nguyeễn Đăng KhoaVietnam
• The Concrete by Wei LiuChina
• The Last Mango Before the Monsoon by Payal KapadiaIndia
• The Sea by Han TingChina
• Trespassed by Yuhang HoMalaysia
• Under the Sun by Qiu YangChina
• Adriana Maria Beatriz CarambiaArgentina 
• Cássio VasconcellosBrazil 
• Cecilia MonteverdeArgentina
• Cristina PlanasPeru
• Fabiola Menchelli TejedaMexico 
• Gonzalo FuenmayorColombia 
• Hugo Arquímedes Carrillo GarcíaMexico 
• Marcela Ramirez-AzaColombia 
 Pablo Mora OrtegaColombia 
• Sebastian CastañedaPeru
Congratulations to all those that made it onto the longlist. 
Full list of those who entered the awards - Please see the full list here >>


Finalists for each category will be announced on 7 August and winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony in New York on 5 October.

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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