Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola is a writer, political analyst, and activist based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Nyabola writes extensively about African society and politics, technology, international law, and feminism for academic and non-academic publications. Her first book Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya (Zed Books, 2018) was described as "a must-read for all researchers and journalists writing about Kenya today". Reframing digital democracy from the African perspective, Nyabola's ground-breaking work opens up new ways of understanding the current global online era.

Nanjala's latest book, the critically acclaimed Travelling While Black; Essays Inspired by a Life on the Move, is a stark reminder that the world needs to be seen through the lens of others. Her work has featured in publications including African Arguments, Al Jazeera, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy (magazine), The Guardian, New African, The New Humanitarian, The New Inquiry, New Internationalist, and World Policy Journal.

Nanjala holds an MSc in Forced Migration and an M.Sc. in African Studies from the University of Oxford, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


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