Billy Kahora

Billy Kahora is the Managing Editor of Kwani? He completed an M.Sc. in Creative Writing with distinction at the University of Edinburgh as a Chevening Scholar in 2007. His short story, ‘Treadmill Love’, was highly commended by the 2007 Caine Prize judges. He has recently edited ‘Kenya Burning’, a visual narrative of the Kenya post-elections crisis published by the GoDown Arts Centre and Kwani Trust in March 2009. His extended feature, The True Story of David Munyakei, on Kenya’s biggest whistleblower has been developed into a non-fiction novella and released by Kwani Trust in July 2009.

Billy Kahora will travel to Luanda

Take Out Order #1: Dimsum in Luanda’s Chinatown

It has been called an invasion, neo colonialism or with a touch of humour, Chinese take out. Walk down any street in Angola’s capital, Luanda, and the signs of a US $2 billion injection of Chinese cash are evident. The oil-backed credit line, agreed with Eximbank of China in March 2004, is being released on a project-by-project basis to rebuild Angola’s war-devastated infrastructure. “This is the year when China’s activity in Angola will really speed up,” finance ministry spokesman Bastos de Almeida told IRIN. watch video

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