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Mr Billy K Kahora

  • BS8 1TB

20142018

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Personal profile

Research interests

Billy Kahora’s short fiction and creative non-fiction has appeared in Chimurenga, McSweeney’s, Granta Online, Internazionale and Vanity Fair and Kwani. He has written a non-fiction book titled The True Story Of David Munyakei. His story Urban Zoning was shortlisted for the Caine Prize For African Literature in 2012, The Gorilla’s Apprentice in 2014. He wrote the screenplay for the film Soul Boy and co-wrote Nairobi Half Life which both won the Kalasha awards and shown on the European film festival circuit. He is working on a novel titled The Applications. A short story collection The Cape Cod Bicycle War and Other Youthful Follies will be released in 2018.

As Managing Editor of Kwani Trust he has edited 7 issues of the Kwani journal. He has also been a Contributing Editor with the Chimurenga Chronic. He recently edited the Sci-Fi anthology Imagine 500 with Malawiian writers. He has also been Kwani Litfest Curator since 2008 and recently curated Kwani Litfest 2015 Writers In Conversation: Beyond The Map Of English.

His research interests include narrative voice in the contemporary African novel, creative writing teaching histories and pedagogies, realisms and creative non-fiction.

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Projects

Research Output

  • 2 Other chapter contribution
  • 2 Other contribution
  • 1 Chapter in a book

World Pawa

Kahora, B., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Enkare Review.

Research output: Other contribution

How To Eat A Forest

Kahora, B., 1 Mar 2015, Chimurenga Chronic . Edjabe, N. (ed.). Kalakuta Trust

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

Activities

Ake Writers and Book Festival

Billy K Kahora (Participant)

24 Oct 201927 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Wasafiri Writing Workshop

Billy K Kahora (Participant)

2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Small Magazines, Literary Networks and Its Self-Fashioning In Africa and Its Diasporas

Billy K Kahora (Keynote/plenary speaker)

19 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course