Minda Magero

Minda Magero – Los Angeles, California

Minda Magero is a Renaissance Woman with a variety of passions. She enjoys telling stories through writing, performance, and art. Minda’s love for words at a young age matured into a passion for writing. Her writing has been deeply informed by her experiences in Kenya and abroad. Among her early literary influences are African writers…

Neema Syovata - The Bantu Girl

Neema Syovata – Woodbury, Connecticut

Neema Syovata is a Kenyan-American who is a free-spirited, creative, resourceful thinker. She holds a B.S. in International Business/Spanish, and Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She is fluent in Spanish, a result of having had the opportunity to study in both Mexico and Spain. She has also traveled extensively…

Relationsh*t

Relationsh*t – a book about dating

The dating scene can sometimes be equated to a mine field where you could get blown up, or, if you are lucky, live to see another day.  Many people can tell the tales of their horrible dating experiences and try to analyze why they let them go as far as they do.  Others decide to…

Mucheru Njaga

Mucheru Njaga – San Francisco, CA

Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Njaga moved to the United States after his time at Prince of Wales Boarding School in Kenya. Njaga studied creative writing at Hunter College in New York City, combining his love for movies and video games by writing screenplays and video game programs. He discovered that one of his…

Shenaaz Nanji

Sheenaz Nanji – Calgary, Ontario, Canada

Shenaaz Nanji is proud of her heritage. She was born on the island of Mombasa on the East African coast and grew up amid a fusion of cultures: Bantu-Swahili, colonial British and East Indian. She has lived in three countries on two continents, and her career has been equally varied with employment in fields as…

Mukoma wa Ngugi

Mukoma wa Ngugi – Norwalk, Connecticut

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…

Micere Githae Mugo

Micere Githae Mugo (born Madeleine Mugo in 1942) is a playwright, author, activist, instructor and poet from Kenya. Mugo was born in 1942, in Baricho, Kirinyaga District, Kenya. The daughter of two progressive (liberal) teachers, she received a solid primary and secondary education in Kenya. She became one of the first black students to be…