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.