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Wanjiku Wa NgugiLecturer in Fiction

Wanjikū Wa Ngūgī is a faculty member at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Fiction. She is the author of Seasons in Hippoland (Seagull Books, 2021) and The Fall of Saints (Atria Books, 2014). Her short stories and non-fiction essays have appeared in Nairobi Noir (Akashic Books, 2020), Houston Noir, (Akashic Books, 2019), New Daughters of Africa (2019), The Barelife Review (2019), St. Petersburg Review, Wasafiri Magazine, Auburn Avenue, Cunning Folk Magazine, Chimurenga amongst others. Wanjikū is the former director of the Helsinki African Film Festival (HAFF).

She was also a columnist for the Finnish development magazine Maailman Kuvalehti and served as a juror for the CinenAfrica Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden in 2011-2013.  Wanjiku is a PhD Candidate at George State University, Atlanta, GA, and is working on her third novel.