Barbara Wanjala

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Nairobi, Kenya

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Barbara Wanjala

Barbara Wanjala is a researcher and writer based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a multi-skilled, reliable and talented professional with a proven ability of working across different sectors and geographies. She was shortlisted for the 2015 Haller Prize for Development Journalism and longlisted for the 2017 Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non-Fiction. Her writing appears in the anthology Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction (Dundurn Books, 2016). She was awarded a 2016 Investigative Journalism Fellowship with Africa Uncensored and a 2017 Gabriel García Márquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism. She speaks fluent KiSwahili and French.



The Afro-Colombian genre of champeta was once stigmatized. Now, insiders say major labels are buzzing.


The Salt Miners of Lac Rose - shortlisted for the Haller Prize for Development Journalism 2015


A Survey in Djibouti - Roads and Kingdoms

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