Isaac Otidi Amuke

co-founder and editor-in-chief Debunk Media

Isaac Otidi Amuke’s op-eds, long form reportage and nonfiction have been published by the literary journal Kwani?, Commonwealth Writers, Wasafiri, Adda Stories, Solitude Atlas, the New African, the Chimurenga Chronic, Brittle Paper, the Mail and Guardian, the Sunday Nation, the East African, The Elephant, The Continent and Africa Is A Country. Amuke received the 2013 Jean Jacques Rousseau Fellowship from the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany, and contributed the title piece for Safe House; Explorations in Creative Nonfiction (Dundurn/Cassava Republic, 2016), an anthology of nonfiction from Africa edited by Ellah Wakatama. In 2016, Amuke was a finalist for the CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards, and made the 2018 shortlist for the Gerald Kraak Award. Amuke’s long-form story The Rise and Fall of Mike Sonko - Nairobi’s Matatu King, published by the digital Pan-African newspaper The Continent, is a finalist for the 2023 True Story Award happening in June in Bern, Switzerland.

Amuke majored in Literature at the University of Nairobi and is a co-founder at Debunk Media, an independent Nairobi-based newsroom where he works as Editor-in-Chief.

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