Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika is the 2018 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story entitled “Fanta Blackcurrant.” Onjerika began writing at age 15, went on to study fiction at Amherst College, and graduated from the MFA Creative Writing program at New York University. Her work has appeared in Urban Confustions, Wasafiri, and won a monthly story award from Storymoja. Her new stories are forthcoming in 2019 from the Nairobi Noir and The New Daughters of Africa anthologies. She lives in Nairobi, Kenya, and is currently working on a fantasy novel.
- Makena Onjerika wins nineteenth Caine Prize for African Writing. The Caine Prize. 2 July 2018.
- Caine Prize 2018 Shortlist: A Review of Makena Onjerika’s “Fanta Blackcurrant.” 29 June 2018.
- Q&A with 2018 Caine Prize winner and Wasafiri author Makena Onjerika. Wasafiri. June 2018.
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