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Agymah Kamau

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Agymah Kamau’s first novel, Flickering Shadows (Coffee House Press, 1996) was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, Quality Paperback Book Club's New Voices Award and was listed among the Library Journal's top 20 first novels of 1996.

His second novel, Pictures of a Dying Man (Coffee House Press, 1999), was listed among the Village Voice's best 25 books of 1999, won the Commonwealth of Virginia Literary Award, ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award, was a finalist and received honorable mention for the Gustavus Myers Book Award, and was nominated for the Governor's Award for the Arts (Virginia). In 2003 he received the Whiting Writers Award and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Alumnus of the Year Award.  

His third novel is under consideration. He currently is working on his fourth manuscript of prose fiction.

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