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Kiprop Kimutai

Kiprop Kimutai is a writer and an editor with Jalada Africa. His fiction has been published by Kwani? Trust, Jalada, Painted Bride Quarterly, No Tokens, Acre Books, Caine Prize and Farafina. He is currently working on his debut novel, The Bantam Chicken Project.He participated in Chimamanda Adichie’s Farafina Workshop in 2013 and in The Caine Prize Workshop in Elmina, Ghana in 2015

Artistic Statement

I write fiction in the form of short stories, novels and vignettes. I am interested in exploring our humanity, in terms of human beings being spirits, free from identity, that are locked inside physical bodies, that are tagged with identity. I create portraits that examine identity, especially gender and specifically the male gender. I feel there is a limited view we have on the meanings we assign to manhood and the privileges these allow. I focus on memory, ancestry, spiritual worlds, feminism and grief in order to explore these themes.