Ken N. Kamoche

Ken N. Kamoche (kenkamoche.com) was born and raised in Kenya. He studied commerce at the University of Nairobi and management at Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is an academic, journalist, and writer of fiction. Kamoche's collection of short stories, A Fragile Hope (Salt, 2007) was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Best First Book Award. His other stories have appeared in various anthologies, including Hong Kong ID, Dreams, Miracles and Jazz, One World, and New Writing from Africa 2009, as well as several magazines. Kamoche has also been a columnist for Kenyan newspapers. He currently lives in the United Kingdom. His new novel, True Warriors, was first published as a short story in Crossing Borders, a British Council magazine.

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