Mũkoma wa Ngũgi is an Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University. He has also authored three fiction novels, Mrs. Shaw; Black Star Nairobi; Nairobi Heat; and a book of poetry, Hurling Words at Consciousness. He was shortlisted for the 2009 Caine Prize for African Writing and 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing.
Mukoma is the son of renowned Kenyan novelist, Ngugi wa Thiong’o. With writing running in the family, his sisters Wanjiku wa Ngugi, Njoki wa Ngugi and brother Nducu wa Ngugi have also carved their own paths in the writing world.
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