Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire

About the Author Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire

Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire is a Ugandan lawyer and writer. He is a 2015 Harry Frank Guggenheim Young African Scholar and African Leadership Centre Fellow in Peace, Security and Development. He has in the past taught Human Rights and Legal Theory at Makerere, Uganda Christian and Uganda Martyrs universities. His commentary has been published by This is Africa, Chimurenga Chronic, Africa in Words, Africa is a Country, African Arguments, Music and Literature among others. He is also a co-founder of the Kampala based Centre for African Cultural Excellence.

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Kalahari Review’s Derek Workman: Building a New Yorker by Africans for Africans

Derek Workman loves The New Yorker and other like literary publications and magazines and because he could not find any focusing on African content, he decided the Kalahari Review would be a New Yorker by Africans and for Africans. He talks to TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire about the Kalahari Review’s vision and future as a literary digital platform.


StoryTime’s Ivor Hartmann: Carrying the flag for independent (donor-free) African publishers

If someone talks about African genre-publishing and writing and omits Ivor Hartmann, ask them to do their homework and return. Ivor’s StoryTime has always had an eye for genre-fiction, even when he does not necessarily sideline literary fiction. Learn about the growth of the company from the time they published the StoryTime online magazine to publishing sci-fi novellas

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Modjaji’s Colleen Higgs: Making rain for southern African women writers

Modjaji Books is an independent publishing company based in Cape Town, South Africa. They publish the work of southern African women writers. Their books are true to the spirit of Modjaji the rain queen, a powerful female force for good, growth, new life and regeneration.
For the Made in Africa II series, TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire talks to the company’s founder, Colleen Higgs