Billy Kahora studied Creative Writing as a Chevening Scholar at the University of Edinburgh in 2007. Before that, he spent eight years studying and working in South Africa, and was Editorial Assistant for All Africa.com in Washington D.C. He also has degrees in journalism and media studies.
Kahora now lives and works in Kenya, where he is Managing Editor of the literary journal Kwani, established in Nairobi in 2003. We are proud to include his story ‘The Gorilla’s Apprentice’ in our New Voices series.
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New Voices: Postcards
Billy Kahora, Jessica Soffer & Evie Wyld
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Fiction | The Online Edition
The Gorilla’s Apprentice
‘Real life was the thin couch he slept on at home. Real life was his mother screaming that he needed to face Real Life.’