This edition explores contemporary literary and artistic concerns with new Kenyan and African identities. Building on the first issue, Kwani? 02 adds to the exciting Kwani? 01 to mirror the post-millennial angst of young Kenyan writers, poets, cartoonists and photographers. In the issue, Kwani? and Kenyan writing receive more international recognition through Parselelo Kantai ’s Comrade Lemma and the Black Jerusalem Boys Band, - Caine Prize for African writing 2004 runner-up. Uwem Akpan’s An Xmas Feast has since been re-worked and published in the New Yorker magazine – the first time an African writer has been featured in that prestigious magazine.