Staff

Senior Management

  • Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire (Director / Co-Founder)
  • Kyomuhendo Ateenyi  (Advisor / Co-Founder)
  • Naseemah Mohammed Ogunnaike (Advisor / Co-Founder)
  • EC Osondu (Trustee)
  • Chika Unigwe (Trustee)
  • Nii Ayikwei Parkes (Trustee)
  • Mukoma Wa Ngugi (Trustee)
  • Emmanuel Sigauke (Liaison / Editorial)
  • Sumayya Lee (Liaison / Residency)
  • Henry Brefo (Liaison / Strategy)
  • Deborah Asiimwe (Advisor / Programmes)
  • Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah (Advisor / Communications)

Staff and Volunteers

Name Title / Department Bio Email Address
Esther Mirembe Managing Editor / Admin Esther Mirembe is the Managing Editor of Writivism. Their work has been featured on AFREADA, Black No Suga, The Daily Monitor, AFReviews and koikoi.ug; and published in Odokonyero (Black Letter Media, 2018) esther@writivism.com
Rukundo Joshua Design Advisor / Admin Rukundo Joshua is a graphic designer, enthusiast photographer, a self-professed road warrior and artisanal gold mining project manager at a local NGO. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Makerere University. He spends most of his free time with family, neck-deep in adobe illustrator or taking photos of things that most people don’t take photos of. njoschua@outlook.com
Tess Hazel Talemwa Media Coordinator / Admin Tess Talemwa is a practicing PR/ Social Media Manager. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication from Makerere University. She is a literature and fashion enthusiast seeking to grow her career in creative writing. tess@writivism.com
Faith Wacha Kirabo Production Coordinator / Admin Angwech Faith Kirabo is a writer and performer of poetry. Her work has appeared in anthologies such as “Gathering Grains of the Wind” and “With Pens that Shout and Mouths that Shout”. She was an avid member of the Rhymers Club of Nabisunsa Girls’ Scool. Angwech recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Governance and International relations from Uganda Christian University, Mukono. f.kirabo.w16@gmail.com
Nattabi Angel Logistics Coordinator / Admin Nattabi is a civil engineering student at Makerere University. She is passionate about feminism. She spends her free time hanging with her friends and family, on social media, reading novels and watching movies. She hopes to learn to express herself through literature. angelnattabi@gmail.com
Sharon Nakayenze Schools Coordinator / Production + Logistics Sharon Cuban is a teacher of English and literature.
She is passionate about arts so she takes pleasure in reading, listening and watching. She runs a personal blog and writes screenplays in her free time. She hopes to have a career in film production in the near future.
sharonnakayenze13@gmail.com
Maria Birungi Kakinda Editor / Production Kakinda Maria Birungi is the inaugural Nevender Fellow (2018). She has also attended the SuccessSpark Brannd retreat of 2018. she is a contributor to the Odokonyero Anthology. She has been shortlisted for the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award and longlisted for the Writivism Short Story Prize. She is currently among other things, Writivism Editor. maria@writivism.com

mariebkaki25@gmail.com

Timi Oduesso Online Content Manager / Media Timi Odueso likes books more than he does people. A law student with an epicurean side, he spends his spare time yearning for cake and a season when he can write down all the stories he runs from. His surviving stories have been published or are forthcoming in the Ottawa Arts Review, the Single Story Foundation and the US Embassy Mission Crossroads among others. timi@writivism.com
Clarie Gor Blog editor / Media Clarie Gor is a Kenyan writer of both fiction and non-fiction. For her fiction, she is interested in writing stories that portray Kenyan-ness(and African-ness) in the ordinary, defining details. For her nonfiction, she is invested in human stories and essays. She also writes about feminism and all it’s intersections, especially for African women and femmes. Her work is available at clariesramblings.com She tweets as @_mis_behave. gor@writivissm.com
Vivienne Arinda Social Media Assistant / Media Vivienne Arinda is a poet, writer, editor, lover of adventure and a Christian deejay.
Some of her works have been published by ACE world publishers.
She has performed poetry frequently on various stages such as Kelele@Makerere Poetry Platform and Nguvu edition.
She is currently in her final year at Makerere University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in arts with education; literature in English and English language.
Vivienne spends most of her free time reading books and listening to music.
v_arinda@outlook.com
Shanine Ahimbisibwe Production Assistant 1 / Production Shanine Linda Ahimbisibwe is an industrial psychologist and writer. Her short stories have been featured on Wandiika and Afreada. She enjoys reading, being in the company of people and traveling. shanine@writivism.com
shanineahimbisibwe@gmail.com
Tendo Bisiikwa Production Assistant 2 / Production Bisikwa Elizabeth Tendo is a reader and writer whose short stories mostly stay in her head and her daily journal. She hopes to step into the active literary world soon. She wrote a book review on Thando Mgqolozana’s Unimportance for Writivism in 2016 and contributed to the Dare to Dream (2017) anthology edited by Ernest T. Katwesigye. She was also one of the editors in a teens’ discipleship book Swimming Against the Tide,2018. She has been pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration and has a keen interest in child welfare. et.bisikwa@gmail.com
Mable Amuron Production Assistant 3 / Production Mable Amuron is an avid reader and sometimes writer who blogs at mablesrants.wordpress.com mableamuron@gmail.com
Grace Diana Nabagidde Production Assistant 4 / Production Grace Diana Nabagidde is studying software Engineering at Makerere University and is passionate about the performing arts, dance and music in particular. graced244@gmail.com
Kikonyogo Ezra Transport Assistant / Logistics Ezra is a student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative economics. He is passionate about adventure and learning new disciplines in life. He likes spending time with little children as well. He spends his free time listening to different music genres and studying life. He hopes to be a great economist in the near future and an inspiration to the youth. k.ezra69@gmail.com
Arinitwe Pita Outreach Assistant / Logistics Arinitwe Pita is a teacher at Model High school, Fashion designer at Mungwe Eco Kleastivuz,
Runway model at Achieverz model management Ug. He is currently working as an outreach officer at Writivism. He is passionate about teaching ,painting, designing, recycling waste and currently falling in love with reading and listening to fictitious stories.
arinitwepita@gmail.com
Wudu Sharon Logistics Assistant 1 Sharon is graduand of Makerere University. She is passionate about reading and is currently exploring more African Literature. She loves interacting with different people. Sharix012@gmail.com
Namukwaya Shadia Logistics Assistant 2 Shadia is a freelance fashion model and currently owns a tailoring business ShanShad Trendz with her sister.
She is also a practising social worker with the None in 3 project.
namukwayashadia25@gmail.com
Nassimbwa Patience Logistics Assistant 3 Nassimbwa Patience is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in architecture at Makerere University. She is very passionate about design and development of original ideas. She participates in art activities like painting, poetry, architectural design. She also likes listening to music and watching movies. Her dream is yo become a knowledgeable designer in fashion, architecture, or any genre that triggers her mind to be innovative. nassimbwapatience@gmail.com