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Associate Professor of Literatures in English, Cornell University

Mukoma Wa Ngugi is an Associate Professor of Literatures in English at Cornell University and the author of The Rise of the African Novel: Politics of Language, Identity and Ownership, the novels Mrs. Shaw, Black Star Nairobi, Nairobi Heat, and two books of poetry, Logotherapy and Hurling Words at Consciousness. Unbury Our Dead With Song (a novel about competing Tizita musicians) is forthcoming from Cassava Republic Press (Spring of 2021). In 2013, New African magazine named him one of the 100 most Influential Africans.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of English , Cornell University