Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire

Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire
Cornell University | CU · Department of English

Graduate Student

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Introduction
I am a graduate student of English (Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Africana Studies) at Cornell University. I study twenty first century Nationalisms in new diaspora literatures and African literary and cultural production in the digital era. I hold a Master of Science in Leadership and Security from King's College London and a Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University. I am a co-founder of the Center for African Cultural Excellence, a Kampala based non-profit that promotes African ideas under whose auspices I founded the Writivism Literary Initiative and the Arts Managers and Literary Activists (AMLA) Network, among other projects. I contribute commentary to various Africa focussed blogs and have published short fiction in African Roar (2013), New Orleans Review (2017), etc.
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - March 2017
Centre for African Cultural Excellence
Position
  • MSc Fellow

Publications

Publications (6)
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In August 2016, a four-day workshop brought together emerging and established African curators in Kampala under the label, the Arts Managers and Literary Entrepreneurs Workshop (AMLEW) to share knowledge and skills. In 2017, the name of the workshop changed to Arts Managers and Literary Activists (AMLA) workshop. This keynote address delivered at t...
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This paper explores the concept of literary activism by reflecting on a co-productive creative writing project run by the University of Bristol (United Kingdom) and the Center for African Cultural Excellence (Uganda). It considers how the space of the creative writing workshop opens platforms for decolonial knowledge production.
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For several decades, literature produced by Africans has been read as postcolonial and nationalist. The study of the impact of colonialism on the colonized permeated African literary criticism from the 1960s. With the attainment of independence for many African countries, the lens changed to the search for the nationalist interests of the writers i...
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This article analyses the leadership of Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Ken Saro Wiwa in the protection of indigenous communities’ land rights in Kenya and Nigeria respectively. It uses a case study and ‘leadership as process’ approach to focus on events and actions by Ngugi and Saro Wiwa, alongside the Kamiriithu and Ogoni communities in 1976 – 1982 and 199...
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This article analyses the leadership of Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Ken Saro Wiwa in the protection of indigenous communities’ land rights in Kenya and Nigeria respectively. It uses a case study and ‘leadership as process’ approach to focus on events and actions by Ngugi and Saro Wiwa, alongside the Kamiriithu and Ogoni communities in 1976 – 1982 and 199...

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Projects (2)
Project
The project takes a materialist approach to contemporary African (Black) literatures.