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2018 Winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing

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Makena was awarded the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing. She was shortlisted for the 2020 Bristol Prize and is a nominee for the 2020 Best of the Net Awards.

Following her Caine Prize win, she founded the Nairobi Fiction Writing Workshop (NF2W) where she teaches the craft of fiction to new and emerging writers. She had recently edited and published "Digital Bedbugs" the first, annual NF2W anthology featuring 12 of the writers who participated in the workshop in 2018 and 2019.



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