Peter Kimani

Peter Kimani


Peter Kimani is a leading Kenyan journalist and author of, most recently,Dance of the Jakaranda, aNew YorkTimesNotable Book of the Year. Thenovel was nominated for theHurston/Wright Legacy Award in the USand long-listed for the inaugural Big BookAwards in the UK. He has taught atAmherst College and the University ofHouston and is presently based at AgaKhanUniversity’s Graduate School ofMedia and Communications.

Dance of the Jakaranda has experienced nothing but love and the care under of @AkashicBooks. Now she's found another loving home @PrestigeNBI, under the stewardship of @AhmedAidarus_ Why are we so blest!?
Ahmed @AhmedAidarus_
3 years ago Dance of the Jakaranda was published in the US by @AkashicBooks .

Today am happy to have finally published Dance of the Jakaranda at home.🇰🇪

How delightful to see my dear friend @MaazaMengiste make the Man Booker longlist!! You've done us proud!! Also, looking forward to the Addis Noir, hot on the heels of Nairobi Noir, firmly placing East Africa on the literary map!! Thanks @AkashicBooks @PrestigeNBI!!

In case you missed our invigorating convo with the inimitable @holdengraber on @dublab and @lithub, this is a good time to catch up!! I reflect on writing in the midst of a contagion, artistic freedom and social justice. Big up!! @AkashicBooks @PrestigeNBI
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