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Film, Video Author Makena Onjerika

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  • Author Makena Onjerika


  • Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika spoke about her life and work. The event was co-sponsored by the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, the Caine Prize for African Writing, the Center for African Studies at Howard University, the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice and the Department of English at Georgetown University.

Event Date

  • March 14, 2019


  • -  Author Makena Onjerika is winner of the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing, an annual literary award for the best original short story by an African writer, whether in Africa or elsewhere, published in the English language.

Running Time

  • 55 minutes 31 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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