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Kingwa Kamencu

Kingwa Kamencu is a journalist writing for the Media Institute’s magazine- Expression Today (ET) and a contributor with ‘The Standard’ newspaper. Her first book, To Grasp at A Star was published by East African Education publishers and has since won the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for fiction in 2007.

Arno Kopecky

Arno Kopecky is a freelance journalist and travel writer from Vancouver, Canada. He is based in Nairobi and is an editor at Kwani.

Millicent Muthoni

Millicent Muthoni is a trained architect turned journalist in real estate and a columnist with the Standard. Her short story was published in the Caine Prize anthology, Jambula Tree and other Stories, 2007.

Nairobi | April 20, 2008

Nairobi glows incandescent with four more writers at this month’s reading. The luminary literary lineup includes: an architect turned journalist, a travel writer from Canada, a prize-winning fiction writer, and a singer/poet.

Millicent Muthoni is a trained architect turned journalist in real estate and a columnist with the Standard. Her short story was published in the Caine Prize anthology, Jambula Tree and other Stories, 2007.

Arno Kopecky is a freelance journalist and travel writer from Vancouver, Canada. He is based in Nairobi and is an editor at Kwani

Kingwa Kamencu is a journalist writing for the Media Institute’s magazine- Expression Today (ET) and a contributor with ‘The Standard’ newspaper. Her first …

Miranda Train

Miranda Train received her MFA in Creative Writing from the New School and is currently looking for an agent. She is almost finished with her first novel and is very excited to learn firsthand about the foibles of the publishing world. Her novel Wind is about a woman who eats the fruit of knowledge and travels around the world discovering the secret of the universe. If anyone is interested or knows of someone who might be, please contact her through the Sunday Salon.

How We Remember

BY MIRANDA TRAIN

My grandmother has $7,000 under her mattress in case she has to flee to Israel. My father won’t go to Germany, and he especially won’t buy German made ovens. I grew up in a new era, the politically correct environment of an East Coast American suburb. As a third generation Jew of an assimilated non-religious family, it was my job to forget. Not only did I think my family was crazy for holding a grudge, I had German friends.

There was a great divide between my generation and the ones that had lived through the Holocaust. It was their identity. To me, it was a history lesson. …

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