Makerere University researcher Dr. Misaki Wayengera’s story attracted interest when it emerged that the Ugandan government had not supported his ground-breaking invention, an Ebola rapid detector test. TIA’s Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire looked for him to talk about his journey and how he invented the Ebola rapid detection paper strip.
Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire’s quick guide to being a True African Intellectual. Wink!
Stellenbosch University in South Africa plays host to one of Africa’s important literary and cultural scholars, Prof. Grace Ahingula Musila. Recently in Kampala for the second East African Literary and Cultural Studies conference, TIA’s Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire sought her for a chat.
How Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire’s adoption of his mother’s name led him to question the Africanness of names.
Yvonne Adhiambo Owour on her novel, Dust, and life and politics in Kenya.
In the third part of the Made in Africa series, Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire talks to Dzekashu MacViban, a freelance journalist and writer whose work focuses on the intersection between culture and technology. His work has featured and is forthcoming in The Ann Arbor Review of Books, The Africa Report, Kwani?, Wasafiri, and Goethe.de/Kamerun. He is the founder of Bakwa magazine.
In 1962, when Makerere hosted the Conference of African Writers, literary work was almost exclusively to be found in print and the post office was essential to its production and consumption. Over fifty years later, where do Ugandans and others find literary work? TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire talks to publisher and editor, Nyana Kakoma, the founder of Sooo Many Stories, about Ugandan digital literatures in our Made in Africa III series
In the latest Made in Africa series, Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire turns to online literary platforms to understand the African literary digital landscape.
Despite the fact that the more known African writers write in English, French and other non-indigenous languages, TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire argues that there is proof that writing in indigenous languages on the continent has a bright future