PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
Billy Kahora is the managing editor of Kwani Trust and an associate editor with the Chimurenga Chronic. He is a past recipient of the Chevening Scholarship and resident of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. He has written a nonfiction novella, The True Story Of David Munyakei, and his work has appeared in Chimurenga, McSweeney’s, Granta online, Internazionale, and Vanity Fair. His stories “Urban Zoning” and “The Gorilla’s Apprentice” were shortlisted for the Caine Prize in 2012 and 2014, respectively. He is working on a novel titled The Applications.
May 6th : Africa in Two Acts
May 7th : In and Out of Africa
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor was born in Kenya. A winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, she has also been an International Writing Program resident at the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s and other publications, and she has been a TEDx Nairobi speaker and a Lannan Foundation resident.
May 8th: Ninety Minutes, Three Minds
May 9th: In and Out of Africa
Binyavanga Wainaina is the founding editor of Kwani?. He won the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing and has written for Vanity Fair, Granta, and The New York
Times May 4th: Opening Night: The Future Is Now
May 6th: Queer Futures
May 6th : The Arrivants
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