Top Known Kenyan Writers And Their work


Prof. Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

He is a Kenyan writer and academic who writes primarily in Gikuyu. He is considered East Africa's leading novelist. His popular Weep Not, Child (1964) was the first major novel in English by an East African.

His books include: Weep Not, Child, A Grain of Wheat, Detained, Wrestling with the Devil, Devil on the Cross, e.t.c./photo courtesy

Binyavanga Wainaina

An author and journalist and 2002 winner of the Caine Prize for Africa Writing. He wrote the following books: How to Write about Africa, Discovery Home, One day I will write about the Place and Kwani?./photo courtesy

Grace Ogot

She is an author, nurse , journalist, politician and diplomat. She was among the first Anglophone female Kenyan Writer to be published. She was the founding member if the writer's Association of Kenya.

She is known for her books: The other Woman, The Promised Land, Land Without Thunder, A Call at Night, The Royal Bead./photo courtesy

Muthoni Garland

she is the founder member of Storymoja, a writers collective based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is an African author and Storyteller who regularly speaks in schools and at events.

Muthoni is a known writer who wrote: Tracking the scents of my mother, Halfway between Nairobi and Dunduri among others./photo courtesy

Magrate Ogola

A known Kenyan novelist who wrote: The River and The Source, Place of Destiny, I Swear by Apollo and Mandate of the People./photo courtesy

Meja Mwangi

A writer who also worked in the film industry including screen writing, playwright, assistant directing and casting.

He wrote: Kill Me Quick, Going Down River Road, Striving For The Wind, The Cockroach Dance, Carcase For Hounds, The Mzungu Boy./photo courtesy

Yvonne Adhiambo

A writer and 2003 Caine Prize For African Writing for her story "weight of whispers" which consider an aristocratic Rwandan refuge in Kenya.

She also wrote: Dust, The Dragonfly Sea and Weight of Whispers./photo courtesy

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