Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is a Kenyan writer, who was named "Woman of the Year" by Eve Magazine in Kenya in 2004 for her contribution to the country’s literature and arts.

She won the 2003 Caine Prize for African Writing for her story "Weight of Whispers", which considers an aristocratic Rwandan refugee in Kenya.

Born in Nairobi, Owuor studied English at Kenyatta University, before taking an MA in TV/Video development at Reading University. She has worked as a screenwriter and from 2003 to 2005 was the Executive Director of the Zanzibar International Film Festival.

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