Yvonne Adhiambo Awuor is among the Kenyan artists who have made continued to make headwaves in the international literary writing scene. In 2003, she won the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story, “Weight of Whispers.”
Binyavanga Wainaina is an internationally celebrated literary writer. He is also the founding editor of Kwani? which has become an influential African literary magazine and platform for up and coming literary artists.
Okwiri Oduor is the 2014 winner of the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing, awarded to her for her short story entitled “My Father’s Head”.
Picking up the baton: Mukoma Ngugi Mũkoma is an Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing and once again for the Penguin Prize for African Writing in 2010.