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Susan Njeru

Susan Njeru was born and raised in Kenya. She did her undergraduate degree in Business Administration in Nairobi, and her Master’s degree in Urban Policy at the New School University in New York. She currently works in tax administration for the Government of Kenya.

Samuel Munene

Samuel Munene is a young Nairobi poet, short story writer, and contributor to Kwani? as well as various literary online magazines. He holds an economics degree from the University of Nairobi, and currently earns a living as a freelance writer.

Saga McOdongo

Judy Akinyi aka Saga McOdongo was a teacher at the Kenya Polytechnic until 2001 when she was introduced to drug trafficking by one of the most feared operators in the murky business at the time. She was jailed for 11 years for trafficking in drugs but the sentence was commuted on appeal. She was recently released from prison.

Nairobi | June 15, 2008

A literary evening with a government worker, a professor, a freelance writer, and a former drug trafficker? Indeed, it’s happening at the next Salon Nairobi!

Judy Akinyi aka Saga McOdongo was a teacher at the Kenya Polytechnic until 2001 when she was introduced to drug trafficking by one of the most feared operators in the murky business at the time. She was jailed for 11 years for trafficking in drugs but the sentence was commuted on appeal. She was recently released from prison.
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Samuel Munene is a young Nairobi poet, short story writer, and contributor to Kwani? as well as …

NYC | June 8, 2008

Yowza! June blue skies and warmer weather have finally arrived! Sunday Salon turns SIX this month and we’re delighted to celebrate with a stellar crew of writers.

Felicia C. Sullivan is the author of The Sky Isn’t Visible from Here: Scenes from a Life, which has been featured in Vanity Fair, Elle, USA Today, Newsday, and The Washington Post. She received her MFA from Columbia University’s writing program and has been awarded fellowships from Tin House magazine and SLS Literary Seminars. A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has been published in anthologies and journals. In 2001, she founded the award-winning literary journal Small Spiral Notebook. Sullivan …

Earthquake

Friend and former teaching colleague Lisa Doherty lives and teaches in Mianyang, Sichuan Province in China. On May 12th, she was in her apartment located on the Western Campus of Mianyang Teachers College, when the earthquake hit. This is her account of those first terrifying moments during and after the quake:

“What? What’s that? Earthquake get under the doorway. No, wait, this place will probably come crumbling down.”

That took a few seconds and I was out the door like a shot flying down the stairs close on the heels of my neighbor. There is that space of time when your adrenaline’s flowing and you’re in …

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