Caine Prize Reading featuring Makena Onjerika
Join us for a reading featuring Makena Onjerika, Winner of the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing.
Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika is the 2018 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story entitled “Fanta Blackcurrant." Onjerika began writing at age 15, went on to study fiction at Amherst College, and graduated from the MFA Creative Writing program at New York University. Her work has appeared in Urban Confustions, Wasafiri, and won a monthly story award from Storymoja. Her new stories are forthcoming in 2019 from the Nairobi Noir and The New Daughters of Africa anthologies. She lives in Nairobi, Kenya, and is currently working on a fantasy novel.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
37th & O Streets NW