Billy Kahora is the managing editor of Kwani Trust and an associate editor with the Chimurenga Chronic. He is a past recipient of the Chevening Scholarship and resident of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. He has written a nonfiction novella, The True Story Of David Munyakei, and his work has appeared in Chimurenga, McSweeney’s, Granta online, Internazionale, and Vanity Fair. His stories “Urban Zoning” and “The Gorilla’s Apprentice” were shortlisted for the Caine Prize in 2012 and 2014, respectively. He is working on a novel titled The Applications.