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Billy Kahora

Billy Kahora is one of the most prolific Kenyan writers and the managing editor of the Kwani Trust, a dynamic literary NGO. His short fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in Chimurenga, McSweeney’s, Granta Online, Internazionale and Vanity Fair and Kwani. He is author of the non-fiction novella The True Story of David Munyakei, the stories “Treadmill Love” (highly commended by the 2007 Caine Prize judges), “Urban Zoning” (shortlisted for Caine Prize in 2012), and “The Gorilla’s Apprentice”. He wrote the screenplay for Soul Boy and co-wrote Nairobi Half Life. He has edited seven issues of The Kwani Journal and other Kwani publications including Nairobi 24 and Kenya Burning. Invited by Clarissa Vierke (Literatures in African languages), Billy Kahora used his stay in Bayreuth to conduct research for a novel he is working on. He gave lectures on the literary scene in Kenya and beyond.

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