Discipline: Literature – fiction

Ndinda Kioko

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2019

Ndinda Kioko is a Kenyan writer and filmmaker whose work has appeared on several platforms and publications including The Black Warrior Review, The Trans-African, BBC Radio 4, Wasafiri Magazine, Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara, and Jalada Africa. She has been awarded the Miles Morland writing scholarship, Wasafiri New Writing Prize, the Richard & Juliette Logsdon Award for Creative Writing, and the Black Warrior Review Fiction Prize. She has an M.F.A. in creative writing (fiction) from the University of Oregon, and was a 2018/19 Olive B O’Connor Fellow at Colgate University. At MacDowell, she worked on a draft of her first novel set in Nairobi, tentatively titled Girls with English Names. It follows the lives of two young women from the moment they decide to run away from home, and as they begin a new life at Bibi Institute of Executive Home Assistants.



Ndinda Kioko worked in the Calderwood studio.

In the winter of 1998, motivated by his passion for reading, Stanford Calderwood donated funds for a new writers’ studio. Burr-McCallum Architects of Williamstown, MA, provided the award-winning design in 1999; and the construction of the handsome studio was completed in time for the first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement…

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