Agymah Kamau, 24th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Agymah Kamau

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Webb University Center

Author/Artist Bio

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.


Kamau read on Tuesday, October 1, 2001 at 2:00 p.m.

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