Alexander Nderitu

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Writer/Editor/Critic
Introduction Alexander Nderitu is a multi-hyphenated Kenyan writer with a strong belief in justice, equality, and racial harmony. He is currently the Deputy Secretary-General of Kenyan PEN and a Regional Editor for His poetry has appeared in the World Poetry Almanac and the World Poetry Yearbook. His debut play, Hannah and the Angel, was translated into Japanese and Arabic. His most recent work is a stage play about Prof. Wangari Maathai who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. In 2017, Business Daily newspaper named Nderitu one of Kenya’s ‘Top 40 Under 40 Men’. In 2020, he was shortlisted for the Collins Elesiro Literature Prize. In 2021, his short play 'Freedom Corner' co-won the IHRAF African Human Rights Playwriting Prize.