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 ConfustionsWasafiri, 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

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Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Walsh School of Foreign Service, African Studies, Georgetown College, English, Lannan Center, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Student Affairs, Multicultural Equity & Access, Center for



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Africa Forum, African Society of Georgetown

Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice

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Patricia Guzman

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