Basit Jamiu, like every other self-professed foodies, enjoys the taste of food in his tastebuds, one of those Nigerian guys who find the Naija vs Ghana Jollof rice debate interesting. When he is not laughing or smiling, he is simply attempting something more fun and lively for the people around him. He is animated in person and kinda put on a serious look when reading. He is yet to decide whether his love for fried plantain has surpassed his new found love for fried egg.
Alex Teyie sings for a secret choir in Nairobi. One of her myriad talents is cutting through the bullshit and making it into a cape. She is Enkare Review’s Keeper of the Keys. Ask her stuff (except where she left her shoes).

 BM is a part-time collector of empty cigarette packs. His other time is split between finding lost footsteps and rolling his eyes.  Like butterflies, he tastes with his feet (aren’t dance floors sweet?). Last known location: Kim’s Digital Base.

Sanya Noel is a retired a part-time bodybuilder who winks with both eyes without effort and is known to walk around, whistling, with hands in his pockets. He sometimes plays as the referee at Enkare Review, but most times, he’s just gallivanting around, happy to let everyone else follow the rules of the game as they know them.

Lydia N. Kasese often finds herself stuck between identifying as a woman, or a genderless soul that found itself in the body of a woman. She hopes to someday raise plants that will not die after a couple of days.

Leah Kanda is a half-scaredy-cat/half-wild-kitten who finds immense joy in obsessing about Candied Island, drinking mint tea and burning lavender incense. If capitalism wasn’t in the way, she’d probably be a hippie living in a log cabin somewhere deep in the woods. On the days she isn’t busy being a mjengo woman, you’ll find her shooting things and what not.

Rosie Olang’ smiles with her eyebrows, is eternally grateful for caffeine and believes that in a parallel universe she is an elephant. She’s constantly thinking about the intersections of visual arts, poetry and literature.

Imeldah Natasha Kondo is a temporary human. Most of her time she galivants between living as the ocean and living in alternative realities inside her head with a 10 ft moving Willow Tree that hasn’t been seen yet. On her human days, she is a photographer moving through East Africa trying to understand the society and documenting things that catch her eye. She can often be found on the dancefloors on the East Coast of Africa, even when there is no music playing.

Wanini Kimemiah is secretly 7 newts in a trench coat. They get excited about mangoes, chicken chow mein and brush pens. When not painting, adding another draft to their laptop, pursuing their degree in Genomic Science or taking photographs, Wanini counts the coins at Enkare Review. You can also find them at the nearest music festival eating overpriced chips.

Carey Baraka used to think that cooked bananas are called plantains. Now, he hopes to review restaurant plates some day. He sings for a secret choir in Nairobi, and is Msee wa Lights at Enkare Review.

Flo Onyango suffers from crippling procrastination, a constant battle in the adversary of internet distractions, As she lives a constant fantasy of finishing her novel, she hopes that someone will invent an AI that will convert thoughts into complete books by a single command.
Dalle Abraham is a writer based in Marsabit, Kenya. He has published stories in literary magazines and journals like Jalada, kwani?, Chimurenga Chronic and a Caine prize anthology.


Founding Editors: Troy Onyango, Alexis Teyie, Bryan Gichia, Roseline Olang’, Carey Baraka, Peter Ngila.