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Lily G. N. Mabura is a Kenyan writer known for her short story How Shall We Kill the Bishop, which was shortlisted for the Caine Prize in 2010.

Career and education

Mabura earned a PhD in Engĺish from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Master's in Fine Arts degree from the University of Idaho and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nairobi. Her 2004 thesis was titled On the Slopes of Mt. Kenya. She is an author and academic, having taught at the University of Missouri and at the American University of Sharjah.

Honours and awards

Mabura has received a number of awards including:

  • Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature, Children's Winner 2001 for her book, Ali, the Little Sultan
  • Kenya's National Book Week Literary Award for The Pretoria Conspiracy in 2001
  • Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers in 2007
  • University of Rochester's Frederick Douglass Fellowship in 2008-2009

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