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Ugandan Writer Glaydah Namukasa Gave a Reading at Haverford College on November 18, 2008


Glaydah Namukasa is an emerging fiction writer with one novel (The Deadly Ambition, 2006), a young adult novel (The Voice of a Dream, 2006), and several short stories to her credit. Learn about her visit and view photos of the event. Supported as a short-term arts residency and reading.

Ugandan novelist and fiction writer Glaydah Namukasa gave a public reading of her work on Tuesday, November 18, at 4:30 p.m. in Haverford College's Stokes Hall Room 106. Her visit to Haverford was sponsored by the Writing Program and the Department of Anthropology and funded by the John B. Hurford '60 Humanities Center.  She also met with two anthropology classes and had lunch with students from the Writing Center Glaydah Namukasa is an emerging fiction writer with one novel (The Deadly Ambition, 2006), a young adult novel (The Voice of a Dream, 2006), and several short stories to her credit.  A participant in the University of Iowa's International Writers' Program for 2008, her professional background in creative writing includes the Caine Prize Workshop in Kenya and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Vermont.  Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies in Uganda, South Africa, Sweden, and the UK. Currently, she divides her time between various writing projects and a career in midwifery/nursing in Uganda.  She visited Haverford courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Originally posted at: http://www.haverford.edu/news/stories/14491/11