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us: Mwangi, Meja, 1948-


  • [soundman for French Broadcasting Corp., Nairobi]
  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

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  • Variants

    • us: Mwangi, David Dominic
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19481227
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Nanyuki (Kenya)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Kenya
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Leeds University Business School
    • Organization

        (naf) Leeds University Business School
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: French Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi, Kenya)
    • Organization

        French Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi, Kenya)
    • Gender

        male
  • Sources

    • found: Author's Kill me quick, 1973.
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 13, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Mwangi, Meja; David Dominic Mwangi; fiction writer; born 27 December 1948 in Nanyuki, Kenya; studied science briefly at Kenyatta College (early 1970s); attended Leeds University (England) (1990s) but nowhere did he complete a full university degree; embarked on a career of practical experience in the film industry that would later give way to writing; worked for the French Broadcasting Corporation (1972); a film librarian for the British Council in Nairobi; The Last Plague (2000) won the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for literature; most likely he will be remembered for a trilogy of early novels that might best be described as “urban picaresque”- Kill Me Quick (1973), Going Down River Road (1976), and The Cockroach Dance (1979))
  • LC Classification

    • PR9381.9.M87
  • General Notes

    • [soundman for French Broadcasting Corp., Nairobi]
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-06-05: new
    • 2015-08-21: revised
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