Billy Kahora

Billy Kahora is a Kenyan writer and editor based in Nairobi.[1] He was commended by the 2007 Caine Prize judges for his story Treadmill Love. His stories Urban Zoning and Gorilla’s Apprentice were shortlisted for the prize in 2012 and 2014, respectively.[2] He is the author of works including the non-fiction book The True Story of David Munyakei (2008), wrote the screenplay for Soul Boy (2010) and co-wrote Nairobi Half Life (2012). As Managing Editor of Kwani Trust, Kahora has edited seven issues of the Kwani? journal. He is a contributing editor to the Chimurenga Chronic.

Billy Kahora
Billy Kahora
Nadifa Mohamed in discussion with Billy Kahora, Hargeisa International Book Fair 2019

Published worksEdit

  • The True Story of David Munyakei: Goldenberg Whistleblower. African Books Collective. 2008. ISBN 978-9966-7008-9-6.
  • Billy Kahora; Parselelo Kantai; Andia Kisia; Tony Adam Mochama; Valentine Njoroge (2014). Six and the City: 6 Short Plays on Nairobi. Native Intelligence. ISBN 978-9966-1553-8-2.
  • The Cape Cod Bicycle War And Other Stories. Ohio University Press (USA), Huza Press (Rwanda). 2020.

Further readingEdit


  1. ^ "Meet The Team". Kwani Trust. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  2. ^ "PREVIOUSLY SHORTLISTED WRITERS". Archived from the original on 23 May 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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