writers Famous Authors from Uganda

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List of the most popular authors from Uganda, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Ugandan authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Ugandan writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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Mahmood Mamdani is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Uganda
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Professor Mahmood Mamdani is a Ugandan academic, author and political commentator. He is the Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research, the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Professor of Anthropology, Political Science and African Studies at Columbia University. ...more

Works Written: When Victims Become Killers, Beyond Rights Talk and Culture Talk, Identity, Uganda Studies in Labour, African Studies in Social Movements and Democracy, + more

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Birthdate: 1946-04-23

Nationality: Uganda

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Okello Oculi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Uganda
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Okello Oculi, is a Ugandan novelist, poet, and chronicler of rural African village life. Currently, he is a private political and social consultant based in Abuja, Nigeria. Before that, he served as Professor of Social & Economic Research at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria. ...more

Works Written: Malak, Discourses on African affairs, Song for the sun in us, Kookolem, Orphan, + more

Birthplace: Dokolo, Uganda

Birthdate: 1942-01-01

Nationality: Nigeria, Uganda

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Yoweri Museveni is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Uganda
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Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is a Ugandan politician who has been President of Uganda since 29 January 1986. Museveni was involved in rebellions that toppled Ugandan leaders Idi Amin and Milton Obote. With the notable exception of the north, President Museveni has brought relative stability and economic growth to a country that has endured decades of rebel activity and civil war. His tenure has also witnessed one of the most effective national responses to HIV/AIDS in Africa. In the mid to late 1990s, Museveni was fĂȘted by the West as part of a new generation of African leaders. His presidency has been marred, however, by involvement in civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other Great ...more

Works Written: The value of political education and three essays on military strategy in Uganda, Three essays on military strategy in Uganda, A constitution to build Uganda, Why Uganda, Nigeria or the African Union?, + more

Birthplace: Ntungamo, Uganda

Birthdate: 1944-08-15

Nationality: Uganda

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Okot p'Bitek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Uganda
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Okot p'Bitek was a Ugandan poet, who achieved wide international recognition for Song of Lawino, a long poem dealing with the tribulations of a rural African wife whose husband has taken up urban life and wishes everything to be westernised. Song of Lawino was originally written in Acholi language, and self-translated to English, and published in 1966. It was a breakthrough work, creating an audience amongst anglophone Africans for direct, topical poetry in English; and incorporating traditional attitudes and thinking in an accessible yet faithful literary vehicle. It was followed by the pendant Song of Ocol, the husband's reply. The East African Song School or Okot School poetry is now an ...more

Works Written: Acholi proverbs, Two songs, Wer pa Lawino, African religions in Western scholarship, Hare and hornbill, + more

Birthplace: Gulu, Uganda

Birthdate: 1931-06-07

Nationality: Uganda

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