Artist

Wanjeri Gakuru

Wanjeri Gakuru is a freelance journalist, essayist and filmmaker. She was appointed the 2018 Literary Ambassador for Nairobi by Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel and is also the new Managing Editor of Jalada Africa, a Pan-African writers’ collective. In 2017, she served as co-curator and producer on the inaugural Jalada Festival, Africa’s first mobile literary and arts festival; a 28-day trip across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and DRC.
Her writing has appeared in Transition Magazine, The Africa Report,and LA Times Magazine. Her short story, “Transaction” was featured in an exhibition at Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg (SA).