Artist: Abigail Arunga

Artist: Abigail Arunga
Country: Kenya

Abigail Arunga is a passive aggressive narcissistically inclined writer who hopes her dreadlocks will one day grow to the length of Maxi Priest’s hair and acknowledges the fact that her father doesn’t think she has a real job. She hopes to someday have a lot more money than she does now by writing hella lot/winning the lottery/forcing as many people as she possibly can to buy her first – and the others that will follow – book.

She is the author of Akello, a poetry collection. Formerly, she was the Digital Editor for Concurrently, she worked as a contributor for several local magazines such as Home and Living, DRUM and Saturday Magazine, and has continued to contribute to NMG and its publications, Elite Daily, Beershara and Movie Jabber, among others.

She was also a scriptwriter for the award-winning soap opera Lies that Bind, and has written for shows on MNet such as Block D and How To Find A Husband. She began her writing career as an intern for Storymoja Publishers. She is a 2011 honours graduate of USIU, and an old girl of The Kenya High School.


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