Dear Philomena, is the story of two strokes, one boy, one girl and a whole lot of magical realism.
July 1991, Leocardia Byenkya underwent an ultrasound that informed her to expect a baby girl. She chose the name Philomena.
January 16 1992, her baby was born as a boy. Filled with shock and surprise, Leocardia named her baby boy Mugabi.
December 2014, Mugabi suffered from two strokes within a week of each other. Mugabi was 22 years old.
‘Dear Philomena,’ is a series of thoughts and conversations between Mugabi and Philomena (the girl he was supposed to be) about the year he was supposed to die but somehow lived through