Novelist, poet, and essayist Mukoma Wa Ngugi is the author of Nairobi Heat (Melville Publishing House, 2011), an anthology of poetry titled Hurling Words at Consciousness (AWP, 2006), Conversing with Africa. Politics of Change, and is a political columnist for the BBC’s Focus on Africa Magazine. He was short listed for the Caine Prize for African writing in 2009. He was shortlisted for the 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing for his novel manuscript, The First and Second Books of Transition.
A former co-editor of Pambazuka News, his columns have appeared in the Guardian, International Herald Tribune, Chimurenga, Los Angeles Times, Africa Review, and he has been a guest on Democracy Now, Al Jazeera and the BBC World Service. His essays have appeared in the World Literature Review, the Black Commentator, Progressive Magazine and Radical History Review.
He is the son of world-renowned African writer, Ngugi wa Thiong’o.