Ake Festival 2017
14-18 November, 2017
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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (fiction writer; Kenya) is an author, lecturer, and arts curator. Her first novel, Dust, was published by Knopf in 2014, and received the 2015 TBC Jomo Kenyatta Literature Award.
In 2003, she won the Caine Prize for African Writing for her story “Weight of Whispers,” also the title of a 2003 volume. Her new novel exploring the East African oceanic imaginary, 'The Dragonfly Sea' is likely to be out in 2018.