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Famous Authors from Kenya

List of the most popular authors from Kenya, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Kenyan authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Kenyan writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Kenya?" and "Who are the best Kenyan authors?"

For further information on these historic Kenyan authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Kenyan authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.


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    The Zanzibar Chest: A Memoir of Love and War

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    Mau Mau & Nationhood

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    Kwani? 02, Kwani? 1, Beyond the River Yei

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    The position of Kiswahili in Kenya

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    Transition and continuity in Kenya, Kenya African nationalism, Continuity ...

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    The Mottled Lizard, Brave new victuals, Their shining Eldorado

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    The other woman

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    Facing Mount Kenya, The challenge of Uhuru, Kenya

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    'Mau Mau' detainee, J.M. Kariuki speaks his mind, JM Kariuki in Parliament ...

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    The song of my beloved, Ethnicity, multi-partism in Kenya

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    An introduction to the constitution of Kenya, Sowing the constitutional ...

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    Negative ethnicity, I refuse to die

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    Die Nacht der Löwen, Ich träumte von Afrika, Afrikanische ...

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    Defeating Mau Mau, Kenya; contrasts and problems, Aggression and violence ...

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    The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, The Assassin's Song, Amriika

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    Cardinal Otunga, I Swear by Apollo, River and the Source

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    Carcase for Hounds, The Mzungu Boy, Striving for the wind

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    Exceptional children

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    Ngaahika Ndeenda

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    Petals of Blood, The River Between, Matigari

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    The possibility of knowledge

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    Raila Odinga

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    The truth about about the Trial of Jomo Kenyatta

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    Human Origins, El Origen De LA Humanidad, Nuestros Origenes

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    The house of doom, How to be a Kenyan, Three days on the cross

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    Unbowed: A Memoir, The Green Belt Movement: sharing the approach and the ...

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    Weight of Whispers

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    Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story

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    Wheels within wheels

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    Portraits of the heart

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    Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

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    Conversing with Africa, Hurling words at consciousness

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    The Asian minorities of East and Central Africa, The Political Economy of ...

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