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Troy Onyango

Troy Onyango is a writer and editor originally from Kisumu, Kenya, but now based in London. His work has graced the pages of esteemed publications such as Prairie Schooner, Doek!, Wasafiri, The Johannesburg Review of Books, and Transition, among others. Onyango’s talent has not gone unnoticed; he clinched the inaugural Nyanza Literary Festival Prize and secured first runner-up in the Black Letter Media Competition. Additionally, he’s been shortlisted for prestigious awards like the Caine Prize and the Short Story Day Africa Prize, with nominations for the Pushcart Prize. A recipient of the Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship at the University of East Anglia, Onyango debuted with his collection of short stories, For What Are Butterflies Without Their Wings, in 2022. He is also the founder of Lolwe, a pan-African literary magazine showcasing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, and literary criticism and amplifies the work of writers, poets and visual artists from Africa, Caribbean and the Black diaspora.

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