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2018 Winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing

About Makena: Welcome
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Makena was awarded the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing. She was shortlisted for the 2020 Bristol Prize, was a nominee for the 2020 Best of the Net Awards and was on the 2022 NOMMO short story award shortlist.

Following her Caine Prize win, she founded the Nairobi Writing Academy where she taught the craft of fiction to new and emerging writers and collaborated with other writers to teach other forms of creative writing, between 2018 and 2021. 

About Makena: About


As author:

As editor and publisher:

  • Equipoise 2020 Anthology of the Nairobi Writing Academy

  • Digital Bedbugs 2019 Anthology of the Nairobi Fiction Writing Workshop

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