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Susan Nalugwa Kiguli

Susan Nalugwa Kiguli (born June 24, 1969, Luweero District, Uganda) is an academic and poet. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Leeds (U.K.) and is an associate professor in the Department of Literature, Makerere University. She was a poet in residence at the Stiftung Kunst:Raum Sylt Quelle in Germany and read her work at the International Literature Festival Berlin (2008), and she was selected as African Studies Association Presidential Fellow and gave a reading at the Library of Congress in the U.S.A. in 2011. She has served as the chairperson of FEMRITE, the Uganda Women Writers’ Association and currently serves on the advisory board for the African Writers Trust. Kiguli’s research interests fall mainly in the area of oral and written African poetry, popular song, stylistics, and performance theory. She writes poetry—and occasionally haiku—in both Luganda and English. Kiguli lives in Kampala, Uganda.

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Updated on August 16, 2023