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Mukoma wa Ngugi has just launched a new website stocked with carefully curated content giving fans more access to one of Africa’s most loved writers.

Mukoma is, as you guessed, the son of Kenya’s veteran novelist, Ngugi wa thiongo. He is also a literary scholar and teaches at Cornell University in the US.

But Mukoma is, perhaps, best known for his crime fiction novels, Killing Sahara, Nairobi Heat and Nairobi Black Star.

His novels are popular across Africa and place Mukoma in the company of writers such as Lauren Beukes and Deji Olukotun. These writers challenge the conventional African bias for high-brow literary fiction by writing genre fiction.

The website is well-designed and user-friendly. It’s a one-stop shop for a whole range of writing produced by the author—short fiction, excerpt of unpublished work, opinion pieces, commentaries, and poetry.

There are also cool photos!

To fans of Mukoma’s work, the website is great way to connect with him.

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Mukoma with father Ngugi and sisters Wanjiku and Njoki.


Mukoma with father Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
Mukoma with Amiri Baraka.
Mukoma and Teju Cole


All images sourced from the author’s website: