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Ugandan Literature

This is a list of the Ugandan Literature that I have in my possession. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all Ugandan Writers.

Grace Akallo

Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda’s Children (Memoir, written with Faith J. H. McDonnell)

Statement to the 2009 UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict available online

Audio Interview by World Vision available online

Profile by The Washington Post available online

Monica Arac de Nyeko

Jambula Tree (Short Story)

Strange Fruit (Short Story available online)

In the Stars (Short Story available online) Alternate Link

Our Auntee Maria (Short Story available online)

Interview (2007) in Uganda Pulse available online

Interview (2007) by Nigerian writer Molara Wood in African Writing available online

Interview (2009) in Pambazuka available online

Interview by Ghanaian writer Ayesha Attah available online

Doreen Baingana

Tropical Fish (Short Stories)

A Single Woman’s Guide to New Motherhood (article available online)

Our Stories Aren’t All Tragedies (article available online)

Lessons Learnt (article available online)

Baingana on her mother tongue (article available online)

Interview (2006) in Uganda Pulse available online

Audio Interview (2005) on NPR available online

Profile of Baingana by Helen Fallon available online

Mildred Barya

Women’s Experience of War (Article available online)

We Seek a Face (Short Story available online)

The Fate of MDGs (Article available online)

Reflections on the significance of Africa Day (Essay available online)

Excerpt from What was Left Behind available online

Interview (2006) available online

Mildred Barya’s Website

Jackee Budesta Batanda

Holding on to the Memories (Short Story available online)

Remember Atita (Short Story available online)

Interview in Mazwi Zimbabwean Literary Journal available online

Interview (2006) in Uganda Pulse available online

Interview (2008) in The Monitor available online

Grace-Edward Galabuzi

Towards a decade of hope and prosperity (Article in The Toronto Star available online)

The Contemporary Struggle Against Racism in Canada (Essay available online)

Canada’s Creeping Economic Aparteid (Report available online)

Diversity on the mean streets of Toronto (Article available online)

Working precariously: The impact of race and immigrants’ status on employment opportunities and outcomes in Canada (Report written with Cheryl Teelucksingh available online)

Moses Isegawa

Abyssinian Chronicles (Novel)

Snakepit (Novel)

On Faith and Reason (Article available online)

Interview available online

Audio Interview (2007) available online

Interview (2009) available online

Moses goes down by M. Steinglass in The Nation (article available online)

Stephen Kaduuli

Forced Migration in Karamoja Uganda (Essay available online)

Poverty and Migration: The Ugandan Experience (Essay available online)

Perceptions of LGBT in Uganda and Africa (Essay available online)

The Two Decade Displacement in Uganda: Root Causes (Essay available online)

Website of the Africa Leadership Institute (Kaduuli is the Program Coordinator)

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

The Price of Stones: Building a School For My Village (Memoir, written with Susan U. Linville)

AIDS Orphans and Faith: Why I Return to Uganda (Article available online)

Interview (2006) available online

Video Interview (2010) available online

Video Interview (2011) available online

Profile in Time Magazine available online

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans’ Project Website

Kibujjo M. Kalumba

Four Problems with Barry Hallen’s Analytic Experiments in African Philosophy (Essay available online)

Kagame and Mbiti on the Traditional Bantu View of Time (Essay available online)

Maritain on “the Common Good” : Reflections on the Concept (Essay available online)

Kalumba, Mbiti, and a traditional African concept of time by Parker English (essay available online)

China Keitetsi

Child Soldier: fighting for my life (Memoir)

Interview (2004) available online

Profile by The Sunday Herald available online

Profile by The New York Times available online

Profile by BBC News available online

Barbara Kimenye

The Winner (Short Story) WB’s Review

Abasi Kiyimba

Male Identity and Female Space in the Fiction of Ugandan Women Writers (Essay available online)

Goretti Kyomuhendo

Waiting (Novel)

I Watch You My Sister (Short Story available online)

Femrite and the Politics of Literature in Uganda (Article available online)

Interview available online

Reporting from the Edge of Reality: Writing as Phantom Limb in Goretti Kyomuhendo’s Fiction by A. H. Armstrong (academic essay available online)

Mahmood Mamdani

When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda (Political Science) Introduction available online

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, The Cold War, and the Roots of Terror (Political Science)

The Politics of Naming: Genocide, Civil War, Insurgency (Essay available online)

Lessons from Zimbabwe (Essay available online) Responses to this essay available online

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: An African Perspective (Article available online)

Whither Political Islam? (Article available online)

Abu Mayanja Annual Lecture (2009) available online

Excerpt from Mamdani’s book Citizens and Subjects: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism available online

Interview (2004) available online

Video Interview with Bill Moyers available online

Interview (2009) available online

Reflections on Mahmood Mamdani’s Perspective on Darfur by Amir Idris (article available online)

Reflections on Mahmood Mamdani’s Lessons from Zimbabwe by Sean Jacobs (article available online)

Yoweri Museveni

Sowing the Mustard Seed (Memoir)

Museveni’s War and the Ugandan Conflict by Thomas P. Ofcansky (article available online)

Andrew Mwenda

Foreign Aid and the Weakening of Democratic Accountability in Uganda (Essay available online)

Does Uganda Needs High Tech Jets? (Article available online)

Obama’s Trash Talk: Stop Telling Africa What To Do (Article available online)

On Obama (Article available online)

A New Look at Africa (2007 TED Lecture available online)

Interview (2008) available online

Profile by The Times available online

Andrew Mwenda’s Blog

Elizabeth Nyabongo

Elizabeth of Toro: The Odyssey of an African Princess (Autobiography)

Juliane Okot Bitek

A Ugandan Steps out of Powerlessness (Article available online)

Silly Bird, Hollywood Tells Our Story (Article available online)

Commercializing Children’s Suffering is Macabre (Article available online)

Interview (2008) available online

Mary Karooro Okurut

The Official Wife (Novel)

The Invisible Weevil (Novel)

Okot p’Bitek

Song of Lawino (Poem) Excerpt available online

Song of Ocol (Poem)

Review of Okot’s book White Teeth available online

Society Challenged: A Prostitute’s Bravado in Okot p’Bitek’s “Song of Malaya” by J. O. J. Nwachukwu-Agabada (academic essay available online)

Okot p’Bitek and the Poetics of Being by Sadeem El Nahhas (academic essay available online)

Article from The New York Times (1988) about a theatre/dance piece developped for the stage based on Okot p’Bitek’s “Song of Lawino”

Interview with Okot p’Bitek’s daughter available online

Lilian Tindyebwa

Recipe for Disaster (Novel)

Interview (2009) in Uganda Pulse available online

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  1. Dilman Dila said, on October 30, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Maybe you could add these, of Dilman Dila, to your list. :-))

    Stones Bounce on Water, published in, April 2011,

    The Young Matchmaker, published in The Kathmandu Post, 4th July 2010,

    In Search of a Smoke, published in Gowanus Books, 2007,

    Homecoming, published in Gowanus Books, 2007, and nominated for the 2008 Million Writers Award: Notable Online Fiction of 2007

    Billy is Three Weeks Dead, published in Dead Men (and Women) Walking, 2006

    Fragments of Canvas, published in Dark Fire, January 2005,

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