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AUTHOR LIST

Frank Ogallo

Kap Kirwok

Kinyanjui Kombani

Moraa Gitaa

Patrick Ngugi

Ronald Kihali

Sophie Kiwelu

Stella Rop

Wairimu Mwangi

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Name: Moraa Gitaa
Country of residence: Kenya

Published Works

  • Hila – Storymoja Publishers, 2015 – Adult Fiction
  • The Shark Attack – Moran Publishers, 2014 – YA Fiction
  • The Con Artist – Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB), 2014 – Children’s Fiction
  • Shifting Sands – Nsemia Publishers, 2012 – Adult Fiction
  • Crucible for Silver & Furnace for Gold – Nsemia Publishers, 2008 – Adult Fiction

Short stories featured in anthologies including: Transition, Author Me Author Africa Anthology and G21 The World’s Magazine – Africa Fresh! New Voices from the First Continent and Hekaya among others

 Awards

  • 2017 apexart New York City (NYC) Fellow – Social Integration/Cultural Immersion program
  • 2016 Infinity Industrial Park Essay Contest winner on ‘The Need for Modern Industrial Parks in Kenya to Boost National Productivity’
  • 2014 Burt Award for Young African Adult Literature winner for YA novella The Shark Attack
  • 2010 – Penguin Prize for African Writing, top 5 Short-listed
  • 2008 – National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) Annual Book Week Literary Awards, 1st Prize Adult Fiction winner for Shifting Sands.

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Wambui Mwangi authorName:Wairimu Mwangi
Country of residence: Kenya

Published Works

  • Binaisa and His friends: East African Educational Publishers: 2013: Children 10 years
  • The Necklace Beads: East African Educational Publishers: 2013: Children 10 years
  • Bogere and His Unhealthy Children: East African Educational Publishers: 2013: Children 10 years
  • Disability is not Inability: Jomo Kenyatta Foundation: 2008: Children 9-12 years

Awards: 2016, the book was rated among Top Ten books in Schools and Library Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa by Worldreader; 2017, the book was rated among Top Five books in Schools and Library Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa by Worldreader.

  • Helping Nafula’s Mother: Published by Longhorn Publishers: Year 2008: Children 7-8 years

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Name:Kihali Ronald
Country of residence: Kenya

Published Works

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Name:Stella Rop
Country: Kenya

Published Works

  • Mama Tough and the Wheat Robbers: Setmark Publishers: 2017: 11 years plus

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Kenyan AuthorName: Patrick Ngugi
Country of residence: Kenya

Published Works

  • Finders Keepers; Moran Publishers; 2016; Adults and Young Adults.
  • Root of All Evil; MK Publishers; 2014, Adults and Young Adults
  • The Last Will; Phoenix Publishers, 2014, Adults and Young Adults
  • Spiritual Intercourse; Poetry collection, with Amazon (online) 2013-14; Adults
  • Kachuma na Binadamu Wanyama; [ Kachuma and the Poachers] a Kiswahili Series for children];  Phoenix Publishers, 2006
  • Kachuma Polisi Wezi; [Kachuma and Crooked Policemen] Kiswahili series for children; Phoenix Publishers 2004.
  • Damu Nzito; Sasa Sema [Longhorn] 2002 – YA and Adults
  • The Interview; McMillan, 2006, both Young readers and adults.

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Kenyan authorName: Kap Kirwok

Country of residence: Kenya

Blog: www.jasonkapkirwok.com

Published Works

  • Dusk in the Morning; Longhorn Publishers; 2017; YA novella
  • The Heart is a Reluctant Nomad; Longhorn Publishers; 2013; YA novella
  • I Blame the Sky; East African Educational Publishers; 2013; Children
  • Telling it to the Birds (Essay collection); Acacia Publishers; 2012; Adults
  • Loud Monologues and Silent Dialogues (Poetry collection) Acacia Publishers; 2004; Adults
  • Heartbeats of the Mind (Poetry collection); Acacia Publishers: 2001; Adults

Awards

Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2013 for I Blame the Sky.

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Name: Sophie Kiwelu

Country of residence: Kenya

Published Works

 

 

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Kinyanjui KombaniName: Kinyanjui Kombani

Country of residence: Kenya

Published Works:

  • Imani & The Missing Mace; Phoenix Publishers; 2017; Young Adults novel
  • Den of Inequities; Longhorn Publishers; 2014; Adult novel
  • Lost But Found; Longhorn Publishers; 2012; Children’s story
  • Wangari Maathai, Mother of Trees; Longhorn Publishers; 2007; Children’s story
  • We Can Be Friends; Longhorn Publishers; 2007; Children’s story
  • The Last Villains of Molo; Longhorn Publishers; 2012; Adult novel

 Co author

  • Toto Tales/Fabulous Four Series; Kenya Year Book Editorial Board; 2016; Children’s series
  • Intersections of Literature; East Africa Educational Publishers; 2015 Essay collection

Awards:

  • 2015 Business Daily Top 40 at 40 Award
  • 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni Award of Kenyatta University
  • Certificate of Recognition, Standard Chartered bank : ‘Top 5 under 35’ Gen Y in the bank.

Contacts:        Website: www.kinyanjuikombani.com

Twitter: @kkombani

Facebook: @kombanithewriter

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Frank Ogallo authorName: Frank Ogallo

Country of residence: Kenya

Published Works

  • Bird That Sung to Warriors; Storymoja; 2017; ( Children 7-9) –  (AmazonJumia).
  • Ndege wa Amani; Storymoja; 2017; (Children 7-9) – (AmazonJumia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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