Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ was born in Illinois but raised in Kenya. His poetry and fiction has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing and his columns have appeared in the Guardian, the International Herald Tribune, Chimurenga, Los Angeles Times, South African Labour Bulletin and Business Daily Africa. He has been a guest on Democracy Now, Al Jazeera and the BBC World Service and his essays have appeared in World Literature Review, Black Commentator, Progressive Magazine and Radical History Review. His short stories have been published in Wasafiri, African Writing, Kenyon Review and St. Petersburg Review and his poems in the New York Quarterly, Mythium, Brick Magazine, Kwani? And Tin House Magazine.