Christine Mungai

About Christine Mungai

Christine Mungai

Christine Mungai, a 2018 Nieman Fellow, is the curator and editor of The Elephant, a Nairobi, Kenya-based publication examining the African condition through essays, features, and longreads. Previously, she was a writer and editor at

The Science of Journalism

By Sounding February 8, 2018

I came into journalism in a roundabout way. I was a voracious reader as a child, growing up in middle-class Nairobi, partly as a retreat from a difficult home situation as my parents’ marriage broke down. I spent hours poring over world maps, absorbing obscure facts from encyclopedias, and reading all manner of novels from Dickens classics to Sweet Valley High. Read more