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ALEXANDER NDERITU - FOUNDER

Alex Nderittu - Founder

Alexander Nderitu is a Kenyan-born poet, novelist, playwright, and critic. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheAfricanGriot.com and a Regional Managing Editor for TheTheatreTimes.com. His first book, When the Whirlwind Passes, was Africa’s pioneering digital novel. He has since published fourteen more books, including The Moon Is Made of Green Cheese; Kiss, Commander, Promise; Disco Matanga, and King Bure Is Dead! In addition, his short stories, poems, and articles have appeared in The East African Standard (Kenya), Hjänstorm (Sweden), Ars Artium (India), IFLAC: Peace Anthology (Israel), My Africa, My City: An Afridiaspora Anthology (Nigeria), World Poetry Almanac (Mongolia), World Poetry Yearbook (China), OMP: Thriller Anthology (UK), Maintenant 16 (USA) and Agbowó (Nigeria). Some of his work has been translated into Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Kiswahili, French, Swedish, Dholuo, Gikuyu, and Czech.

In 2017, Business Daily newspaper named him one of Kenya’s ‘Top 40 Under 40 Men’. In 2022, he took third place in the Share Africa Climate Fiction Awards. In 2023, he won a ‘Jury Award’ in the Sahitto International Prizes for Literature and a SEVHAGE-Agema Founders’ Prize for African Criticism. As of 2024, he holds the record for the most books published by an African in a single year.

Official website: www.AlexanderNderitu.com

 

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