On sale this week – Black Star Nairobi by Mukoma Wa Ngugi


On sale this week is author Mukoma Wa Ngugi‘s second crime novel, Black Star Nairobi.

Black Star Nairobi is a sequel to Nairobi Heat which was released in 2009.

Novelist, poet, and essayist Mukoma Wa Ngugi is also the author of an anthology of poetry titled Hurling Words at Consciousness (AWP, 2006) and is an Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University. He was short listed for the Caine Prize for African writing in 2009. He has also been shortlisted for the 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing for his novel manuscript, The First and Second Books of Transition. Nairobi Black Star (Melville).A former co-editor of Pambazuka News, his columns have appeared in the Guardian, International Herald Tribune, Chimurenga, Los Angeles Times, South African Labour Bulletin, and Business Daily Africa, 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. His short stories have been published in Wasafiri, Kenyon Review and St. Petersburg Review and poems in the New York Quarterly, Brick Magazine, Kwani?, Chimurenga and Tin House Magazine amongst other places.

Mukoma was born in 1971 in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in Kenya before returning to the United States for his undergraduate and graduate education. He is currently based in Norwalk, CT. He is the son of World renowned African writer, Ngugi wa Thiong’o.

His current book Black Star Nairobi can purchased on Amazon.com as well as iTunes

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