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24th Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 1-5, 2001


Agymah Kamau
originally from Barbados, Agymah moved to New York in 1977, where he worked as a senior economist for the state government until he moved to Virginia to study writing. He earned his MFA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1992. His stories and essays have appeared in Callaloo, Caribbean Vibes, InSyte Magazine, and others. Kamau is the recipient of a number of distinctions, including a Virginia Commission for the Arts fellowship, a James Michener Fellowship, and a DeWitt Wallace/Readers Digest Fellowship for the MacDowell Colony. He has published two novels, Flickering Shadows and Pictures of a Dying Man, and is at work on a third.

[extracted from 2001 brochure]

Kamau's 2001 brochure photo

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