Top 10 Best Kenyan Authors of All Time


The pen is truly mightier than the sword, and if you’re a book enthusiast you know that to be true.

Some of history’s most influential people were authors, writing the most important literature and political works of all time.

The famous writers on this list are the best in Kenyas history, writing books, plays, essays, and poetry that has stood the test of time and make up the world’s canon of literature and written work.

No matter what type of writing you like to read, you can’t go wrong with a book by one of these best Kenyan writers .

Well, here are the Kenya’s all time Finest Literary Authors.

1. Ngugi wa Thiong’o


Ngugi is a living icon of both Kenyan and African literature.He wrote his first novel Weep Not Child.

His most celebrated work remains A Grain of Wheat, which focuses on the Kenyan struggle for independence.

Ngugi has also done his pieces of literature in the Kenyan languages Gikuyu and Swahili. His other work is like The River Between.

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