Tuesday, April 23, 2024

M.W. Kimani

I began writing poetry at age eight, was published in a British Council anthology, and won the national drama/theater competition when I was in high school. I got into a career in journalism, which took me to places such as Rwanda, Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Mozambique. My six-year journalism career proved to be an incredible opportunity to write and reflect upon the stories of a wide variety of people and issues, and on deeply human problems such as discrimination, war, deprivation, reconciliation, rebuilding, and overcoming great odds. Today, I work in international affairs and I get to meet even more interesting characters from around the world. I retain my curiosity about all things human, and a love for stories about individual choices. My short stories borrow from the wide array of experiences I have had. They are stories of the ordinary, the absurd, the painful, the frightening, and the chances we get at redemption.