Mukoma Wa Ngugi

About the Author Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Mukoma wa Ngugi is a Kenyan novelist, poet, and literary scholar. Mukoma is the author of Black Star Nairobi and Nairobi Heat. He was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2009. In 2010, he was shortlisted for the Penguin Prize for African Writing for his novel manuscript, The First and Second Books of Transition. Mukoma holds a PHD in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University and a BA in English and Political Science from Albright College. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University.

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Open Letter to African Leaders: Do Not Follow the West Into the Abyss

Doomsday clock, a magazine founded by the people who built the atomic bomb, say we will probably edge closer to annihilation when Donald Trump takes over as president. The danger is not just because of nuclear weapons, but climate change as well. In a letter to African leaders, Mukoma wa Ngugi argues that Africa can offer the world an alternative dream of peaceful and clean-energy egalitarian societies.

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The real American Taliban speaks

We Americans have just been too generous with everything. It is time we became a bit selfish – you know, protect our own. Open your eyes, look at the White House: we have a black Muslim president, what next – a Mexican president? Is that what you people want? We just have to take our country back and make America great again. Mukoma Wa Ngugi satires the American right on TIA.