Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva
Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva is a Ugandan poet, actress and writer and founder of the Babishai Niwe (BN) Poetry Foundation which is a foundation that coordinates annual poetry competitions for African poets, publishes poetry and conducts trainings and poetry camps.
In 2010, she was first runner-up in the international erbacce-press poetry competition and her chapbook collection, Unjumping, was published by erbacce-press in the same year. In 2012, she received a Distinction in Masters in Creative Writing from Lancaster University in the UK. She enjoys travelling and has travelled widely for poetry and leadership engagements. Her work has appeared in Drumvoices Revue, Kwani? Postcolonial journal, Lawino Magazine, Short Story Day Africa New Black Magazine and many others and translated into Luganda, French, Portuguese and Kiswahiili. She is Uganda’s 2014 BBC Commonwealth Games Poet for the poem, Lake Nalubaale, which can be read here, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p020h4j7.
She currently lives in Kampala with her husband and children and is working on her first novel, Elgona.