Kenyan writers
This is a list of Kenyan writers.
Rocha Chimera
Rocha Chimera is a Kenyan writer. He received the Noma Award in 2000 for Ufundishaji wa Fasihi: Nadharia na Mbinu. Chimera holds a B.Ed. and M.A. from Kenyatta University, and a Ph.D. from Ohio Unive...
Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla (Punjabi: غالب شیراز دھلا , ग़ालिब शिराज़ धल्ला ) born in Mombasa, Kenya, is a Los Angeles-based writer. He is most famous for his novel Ode to Lata published in 2002, that wa...
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Micere Githae Mugo
Micere Githae Mugo (born Madeleine Mugo in 1942) is a playwright, author, activist, instructor and poet from Kenya. She is a literary critic and professor of literature in the Department of African Am...
Charles Mangua
Charles Mangua (born 1939) is a Kenyan fiction writer. His novels explore, among other issues, the "hardship and urban poverty" experienced by ordinary people in places such as Nairobi, the capital of...
Jonah Anguka
Jonah Anguka is a Kenyan author and former District Commissioner at Nakuru, known as the only person to date to have been tried for the murder of Dr Robert Ouko, Kenya's Minister of Foreign Affairs, w...
Meja Mwangi
Meja Mwangi (born 27 December 1948) is one of Kenya's leading novelists. Mwangi has worked in the film industry, including screenwriting, assistant directing, casting and location management.
He w...
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Jared Angira
Jared Angira (born 21 November 1947) is a Kenyan poet. He has been called "the country's first truly significant poet".
Angira studied commerce at the University of Nairobi from 1968 until 1971. H...
Mohamed Amin
Mohamed "Mo" Amin (29 August 1943 – 23 November 1996) was a Kenyan photojournalist noted for his pictures and videotapes of the Ethiopian famine.Mohamed Amin was born on 29 August 1943 in Eastleigh, N...
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Kenyatta National Hospital
The Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi is the oldest hospital in Kenya. Founded in 1901 with a bed capacity of 40 as the Native Civil hospital, it was renamed the King George VI Hospital in 1952. A...
Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye
Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye (born 1928) is an English/Kenyan novelist, essayist and poetess.
Born Marjorie King in 1928 in Southampton, England, Marjorie travelled to Kenya to work as a missionary in ...
Wallace Gichere
Wallace Gichere (1955? – April 26, 2008) was a Kenyan photojournalist and social activist. In 1991, Gichere was thrown by police out a three-story window in his house in Buru Buru, Nairobi, during a c...
Bethwell Allan Ogot
Bethwell Allan Ogot (born 1929) is a historian from Kenya. He specialises in African history, research methods and theory. One of his works starts by saying that "to tell the story of a past so as to...
Binyavanga Wainaina
Kenneth Binyavanga Wainaina (born 18 January 1971) is a Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing. In April 2014, Time magazine included Wainaina in its annual TIME 1...
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Gitura Mwaura
Gitura Mwaura is a Nairobi, Kenya-based writer currently working as a media consultant with various organisations. He is a published author and development journalist previously involved in the areas ...
Ben Mutua Jonathan Muriithi
BMJ (Ben Mutua Jonathan) Muriithi (born Jonathan Nyaga on 4 May 1969) is a Kenyan writer, radio presenter, stringer and actor based in the United States. He is currently the Regional Western Hemispher...
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Jomo Kenyatta High School
36°07′50″E / 0.169501°S 36.130598°E / -0.169501; 36.130598Jomo Kenyatta High School is located in Bahati Division, Nakuru County in Kenya. Initially this school was known as N...
Mugo Gatheru
R. Mugo Gatheru (born 21 August 1925) is a Kenyan writer. His autobiographical A Child of Two Worlds describes growing up in colonial Kenya. Gatheru was born to a squatter family living on a European ...
Koigi wa Wamwere
Koigi wa Wamwere (born 18 December 1949 in Rugongo, Nakuru District) is a Kenyan politician, human rights activist, journalist and writer. Koigi became famous for opposing both the Jomo Kenyatta and D...