Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Mukoma Wa Ngugi (born in 1971) is a poet from Kenya.

Ngugi is the author of the books Hurling Words at Consciousness and Conversing with Africa: Politics of Change.

Ngugi's poems have appeared in Brick Magazine, Smartish Pace, Teeth in the Wind, One Hundred Days, New Black Writing and Réflexions sur le Génocide rwandais/Ten years later: Reflections on the Rwandan Genocide. He has also written political essays that have appeared in Zimbabwe’s Herald, Kenya’s Daily Nation, East African, Kwani Journal, amongst others.

Ngugi earned a BA in political science from Albright College and an MA in creative writing from Boston University. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Post-Colonial Theory at UW-Madison.

Mukoma Wa Ngugi is the coordinator for the Toward an Africa without Borders conferences.


  • Conversing with Africa: Politics of Change ISBN 0-7974-2561-6
  • Hurling Words at Consciousness ISBN 1-59221-463-0

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