Rasna Warah is a Kenyan writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience. From 1994 till 2009 she worked for the United Nations as editor of the State of the World’s Cities report and Habitat Debate, and has written for a variety of international and regional publications, including the Mail and Guardian, The EastAfrican, Cityscapes, State of the World, UN Chronicle and Kwani?.

Ms Warah has authored and published four non-fiction books: Mogadishu Then and Now (2012), Red Soil and Roasted Maize (2011); Missionaries, Mercenaries and Misfits (2008) and Triple Heritage (1998). Her research interests include the politics of aid, urbanization, and questions surrounding identity in Kenya. Website: www.rasnawarahbooks.com