Artist: Nyana Kakoma
Nyana Kakoma is a Ugandan writer, editor, blogger, and publisher who lives in Kampala. She created the online platform Sooo Many Stories that promotes Ugandan literature. She formerly wrote under her maiden name Hellen Nyana. She is one of the facilitators of Writivism in Kampala 2015. She took part in “Bremen & Kampala – Spaces of Transcultural Writing”, a collaboration between writers from Uganda and Bremen.
She is a member of Femrite. In February 2015, she was awarded an editorial fellowship at Modjaji Books by the African Writers Trust and Commonwealth Writers. A number of her articles have appeared in newspapers. She attended the 2013 Caine Prize workshop and her story “Chief Mourner” was published in the Caine Prize anthology “A memory This Size and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2013“.
Sessions at the Festival