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 ConsciousnessHe 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.

Hear Mukoma in his own words:


1. Read more about Kenyan Born Warsan Shire in this New York Times article titled “Warsan Shire, the Woman Who Gave Poetry to Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade”

2. Five Kenyan writers you should be reading – By Faith Linyonyi on kenyanpoet.com

3. Ciku Kameria’s book,Of goats and poisoned oranges”, receives rave reviews on Amazon.

4. Kiprop Kimutai is the author of “The Water Spirits” and the “Gentleman from Iten“. You can more about Kimutai’s works on Kwani.

Mũkoma wa Ngũgi: CC Image courtesy of talatu-carmen on Flickr

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