Monday, 27 May 2013

Beatrice Lamwaka & Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunya

Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva (Elizabeth Day/Observer)

Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva has a baby girl called Zion Agasaro and together with her husband, tries to make each day another reason to excel. Writing has been her passion from childhood. For her first degree, her desire was to study Creative Writing which was not available at Makerere University in Kampala and so opted for Bachelor of Arts in Education majoring in Literature in English. After that, she did two certificates in French from Alliance Francaise in Kampala.  Beverley currently serves on the executive board of Uganda Women Writers' Association (FEMRITE) and also works at EASSI, an Eastern African regional organization that focuses on women's rights.
I am a stay-at-home mother of two adorable girls. I coordinate annual writing competitions, founder of the Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award and Babishai Niwe Literary Foundation. I also write and read a lot and travel the world whenever I can.


Unjumping (review)

Beatrice Lamwaka (Elizabeth Day/Observer)

Beatrice is the chair of PEN International Women Writers Committee in Uganda. In past she served as General Secretary Treasurer of Uganda Women’s Writers Association (FEMRITE). She currently works with BNPA, and Monitor Newspaper, and contributes to the Global Press Institute.
She was shortlisted for 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing and finalist for the PEN/Studzinski Literary Award 2009, and was a fellow for the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation in 2011 and 2009. 
“My short story was shortlisted for the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing and was first published in the anthology, Butterfly Dreams and Other New Short Stories from Uganda, published by CCC Press, Nottingham, UK.“ Beatrice Lamwaka   [source]

Profile & publications here

some works online

Beatrice currently writes a books column for Saturday Monitor newspaper.

How Uganda's female 

writers found 

their voice 

Elizabeth Day article & source for photos


Farming Ashes: Tales of Agony and Resilience 

Edited by Violet Barungi 

& Hilda Twongyeirwe  


Can a writer earn a living in Uganda? 

Iwaya Mataachi article

some great African books, photo from startjournal


Nambozo Nsengiyunva said...

Thanks Jo, kind of you.

Joanne Arnott said...

You're most welcome.

I've added links in the way below section "Other Links"

Many mothers poetry on this blog,
many activist-poets

happy to feature some of your poetry at some point