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Andia Kisia is a Kenyan novelist, dramatist, screenwriter, and short story writer. In 2002, Kisia wrote the screenplay for the film, The Aftermath, which was produced by M-Net Nairobi and directed by Judy Kibinge, a Kenyan filmmaker, artist, and short story writer. Kisia wrote two radio plays: K Street in 2002, and The Homecoming in 2003, both of which were performed on BBC Radio. In 2003, she wrote the play, The Roosting which was performed that same year at the Phoenix Players Theater in Nairobi. Kisia has also written a children’s play, A Bronx Tale, for Riksteatern, the Swedish National Touring Theater Company. Having an interest in politics, Kisia wrote an article for The Guardian titled, “A Bitter Wind of Grievance” in 2008. In addition to writing short stories and essays for Kwani, Kisia also participated in the 2008 Kwani? Litfest in which she held a workshop along with Monica Arac de Nyeko on the elements of writing and gave a reading of some of her published works. She has won various prestigious awards for her work in the United Kingdom.
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