Tony Mochama (2013)

Tony M. Ontita is a lawyer-turned-journalist for The Standard Newspapers in Kenya, a poet and essayist who has given workshops in Kenya and abroad on contemporary African urban literature (most recently in Montreal for the Summer Literary Seminars, 2010; Lisbon in 2012 for the DisQuiet International Literary Festival and as writer-in-residence at the Ca’Foscaria University in Venice for the month of April, 2013). He has five published titles to his name in the last five years: What If I’m a Literary Gangster? (poetry anthology), The Road to Eldoret (short story collection), Princess Adhis (Crime Noir), the Burt Award winning Young Adults’ Fiction book for 2013 Meet the Omtitas and Nairobi, the Last Night Runner – nocturnal essays on the city in the sun.

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