Khadija Abdalla Bajaber is 26 years old, Mombasa born. She is a Kenyan of Hadrami descent. She is the 2018 winner of the inaugural Graywolf Press Africa Prize for a first novel manuscript. Her work has been published in Brainstorm Kenya, the Enkare Review, and she is the Assistant Poetry Editor for the upcoming Panorama Travel Journal East African Issue. She was also once lucky enough to be a part of the African Poetry Book Launch panel at the Goethe institute, Nairobi.