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Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Agent: David Godwin

Cleveland, Wisconsin, United States


A Political Columnist for the BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, Mukoma Wa Ngugi is the author of Hurling Words at Consciousness (poems, AWP 2006), and Conversing with Africa: Politics of Change (KPH, 2003).

His essays and columns have appeared in the Guardian, International Herald Tribune, Progressive Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Christian Science Monitor, Radical History Review,, Monthly Review, South African Labor Bulletin, The Progressive, South Africa’s Mail and Guardian, Kenya’s Business Daily Africa and Sunday Nation, amongst others. He has been a guest commentator on Democracy Now, Al Jazeera and the BBC World Service.

His poems have appeared in the New York Quarterly, Tin House Magazine, Brick Magazine, Kwani? and Chimurenga and in the anthologies, Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa (Flipped Eye Press, 2006), Satellite Convulsions (Tin House, 2008), Step into a World: A Global Anthology of New Black Writing (John Wiley & Sons, 2001).

He has forthcoming fiction in Kenyon Review, and his first novel is forthcoming from Penguin, South Africa.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Conversing with Africa: Politics of Change
  • Poetry

  • Hurling Words at Consciousness