Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire

Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire is a Ugandan writer and lawyer, and the co-founder of the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE), the organisation that curates the pan-African Writivism literary initiative.[1] He is the author of a chap book, "Fables out of Nyanja",[2] and a monograph, "Finding Foot as an International Court; The Prospects and Challenges of the East African Court of Justice".

Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire
BornBrian Bwesigye
(1987-11-07) 7 November 1987 (age 36)
Kabale, Uganda
OccupationAcademic, Lawyer, Writer
EducationBachelor of Laws
Alma materMakerere University
GenreFiction, Journalism, Non Fiction, Academic
SubjectLaw, Literature, Politics, African Studies, African History
Notable worksFables out of Nyanja
Notable awards2015 Harry Frank Guggenheim Young African Scholar
2015 African Leadership Centre Peace and Security Fellow

His work has appeared in literary journals, anthologies and academic publications, including the Chimurenga Chronic, Uganda Modern Literary Digest, Saraba magazine, New Black Magazine, AFLA Quarterly, the Kalahari Review, Short Story Day Africa, The Guardian, The World To Come and African Roar, among others.[3][4] He is a regular contributor to the Africa-focused blogs: This is Africa and Africa in Words. In 2015 he was recognised by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation as a Young African Scholar and selected for the prestigious African Leadership Centre Peace and Security Fellowship for African scholars at King's College, London.

Early life and education edit

Bwesigye was born in Kabale Hospital and grew up in Nyanja, in south-western Uganda, close to the border with Rwanda. He grew up with his mother, a teacher, at the staff quarters of the school where she taught.[5] Bwesigye holds an LLB degree from Makerere University. He has in the past taught Human Rights at Makerere University and Uganda Martyrs University and Law at Busoga University, St. Augustine International University and Uganda Christian University.[6][7]

His youth work has been recognised by the Konrad Adenaur Stiftung Youth Policy Think Tank for Policy Alternatives, British Council Global Change-makers, Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, the United States Mission to Uganda Youth Advisors to Washington, Generation Change Uganda Chapter, the Mandela Institute for Development Studies and the Do School Theater Fellowship.[8]

Published works edit

Monograph edit

  • Finding foot as an international court:challenges and prospects of the East African court of justice. Lap Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co Kg. 2010. ISBN 978-3843371773.

Chap book edit

Short stories edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Brian Bwesigye | Short Story Day Africa". Archived from the original on 2014-06-12. Retrieved 2014-06-17.
  2. ^ "Fables Out of Nyanja by Brian Bwesigye – Readers Cafe Africa". Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  3. ^ AiA (2013-03-04). "Brian Bwesigye". Authors In Africa. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  4. ^ "Brian Bwesigye - Future Young Leaders".
  5. ^ "Brian Bwesigye Interview". 29 October 2013.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire, Author at This Is Africa". This Is Africa.
  8. ^ "Brian Bwesigye | the DO School". Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2014-06-17.

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