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Peter Kimani on being first Kenyan judge for Caine Prize for African Writing

20 August 2019

Dr Peter Kimani, founding faculty at the Graduate School of Media and Communications at Aga Khan University, is a leading African journalist and author of his generation. He has published three novels, including Dance of the Jakaranda, a New York Times Notable Book of 2017. His fourth book, Nairobi Noir - a fiction anthology excavating the history of Nairobi is out in 2020 in New York. Dr Kimani has taught at Amherst College and the University of Houston, and was Chair of the judging panel of the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing the continent’s preeminent literary prize and mentorship programme.