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Alex Nderitu

Alexander Nderitu is a Kenyan novelist, playwright and poet. Some of his literature has been translated into Japanese and Arabic. In November 2001, he became Africa's first ‘digital novelist’ with the Internet publication of his suspense thriller, ‘When the Whirlwind Passes’. He has since authored 3 more works of fiction and 4 non-fiction papers. He has been nominated for various awards, including a Douglas Coupland Short Story Award for his spy story, ‘Life as a Flower’ (2004) and a Theatre Company prize for his comedic stage play, ‘Hannah and the Angel’(2007). In 2014, his poem ‘Someone in Africa Loves You’ represented Kenyan literature in the Commonwealth Postcards project, a cultural tie-in to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. His poems and essays have been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and websites. He is currently the Deputy Secretary-General of PEN Kenya Centre.