Mukoma Wa Ngugi is an Associate Professor of English at Cornell University and the author of The Rise of the African Novel: Politics of Language, Identity and Ownership, the novels Mrs. Shaw (recently republished by Paivapo Publishers as We, The Scarred), Black Star Nairobi, Nairobi Heat, and two books of poetry, Logotherapy and Hurling Words at Consciousness.  A new novel, We Sing the Tizita to Unbury Our Dead is forthcoming.  Some of his works have been translated into German, Turkish and French.

He is the co-founder of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature and co-director of the Global South Project – Cornell