Portrait of Nancy Mburu

Nancy Mburu

Nancy Mburu is an author and performing poet. Her writing amplifies the experiences and stories of East African immigrants in an authentic way that also encompasses black diasporans’ complex relationship with culture, tradition, language, gender dynamics, and race. Her style involves uplifting her culture by incorporating her native language Swahili and rooting her stories in their cultural and political context. Nancy has a BA in Creative writing from the University of Washington and is a 2023 Hugo House Fellow.

2023 Writers Program