Beatrice Lamwaka


Beatrice Lamwaka

Beatrice Lamwaka writes for Global Press Journal, an international media organization that produces award-winning journalism. She is President, PEN Uganda. She has facilitated creative writing workshops in prisons in Uganda and edited a prison’s anthology. She also edited the East African anthology to be published by 8th House Publishing (forthcoming 2022). Her collection of short stories, Missing Letter in the Alphabet was published recently in Tamil. Her short stories are featured in: New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent (2019) edited by Margaret Busby; Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction from Africa edited by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey; Caine Prize Anthologies: African Violet and Other Stories; and To See the Mountain and other Stories, New Writing from Africa 2009: Winning Stories Selected by J.M Coetzee by PEN South Africa. 

She won 2021 Janzi Award for Outstanding Fiction Writer and was awarded by Uganda Registration Service Bureau for her literary contributions in 2018. She is a recipient of the 2011 Young Achievers Award, was shortlisted for the 2015 Morland Writing Scholarship and the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing and was a finalist for the 2009 South African PEN/Studzinski Literary Award. She was a fellow at Stiftung Kunstlerdorf Schoppingen (Germany), Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center Residency (Italy), Le Chateau de Lavigny International Writers’ Residence (Switzerland) and Art of Resilience – Salzburg Global Seminar (Austria).


By Beatrice Lamwaka