OKWIRI ODUOR: LITERARY WRITING

Okwiri Oduor was the the 2014 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story entitled My Father’s Head (see review also). She is also the author of The Dream Chasers; The Red Bindi on Diwali. She has also penned some of her stories as Claudette Oduor.


Hear Okwiri in her own words:


UP AND COMING

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.