Nick Mwaluko was born in Tanzania and raised mostly in neighboring Kenya, east Africa plus central African regions and the Indian Ocean islands of Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion. Nick worked for Reuters News Agency’s east African headquarters in Nairobi initially as a filer of standard copy then quickly rose to write feature stories. Two stories—one about street children and another on prominent female African politicians—were featured in the Washington Times. Nick worked for Reuters New York’s equity desk for a year before receiving a scholarship to Columbia University where Nick also completed an MFA in writing as a Point Scholar. While at Columbia, Nick contributed to Columbia University’s “Spectator”. Since then, stories have been featured in the Huffington Post, Pambazuka News, All Africa News, the Goodis Foundation, and other (online) publications.
Nick transitioned from female-to-male (FtM) while in college. Recent stories center on this seminal experience. “NotEnoughGood” remains a valuable resource and outlet for written copy focusing on the struggle for social justice, equality, voice, expression. In addition, Nick writes plays and was a member of the inaugural EWG (Emerging Writers’ Group) at the Public Theater, America’s largest non-profit theater based in New York City. Nick’s plays include Waafrika, S/He, Trailer Park Tundra, Asymmetrical We. Thinking Cap Theater in Florida has commissioned a production of Waafrika for 2013.
Nick hates body fascism, labels and the tyranny of pronouns.
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