Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva is a Ugandan writer, poet, actress and literary activist and founder of the Babishai Niwe (BN) Poetry Foundation which means Creating with You, in a mixture languages. BN, formerly Beverley Nambozo, has been coordinating annual poetry awards for Ugandan women since 2008. In 2014, the award will extend to the entire continent, targeting both men and women. This year, the foundation will also publish an anthology of poetry from poets of Africa.
Beverley Nambozo is a member of FEMRITE and is the author of Unjumping, a chapbook collection of poetry which was published by erbacce-press in 2010 after she emerged a joint first runner-up in their annual poetry competition. She has a Masters Degree (Distinction) in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and a Bachelor of Education (Literature, English) from Makerere University and devotes a lot of time to being a stay-at –home mum.
Her hybrid play entitled GA-ad, which she wrote collaboratively with Ugandan playwright Judith Adong featured as the play of the month at the New York National Black Theater in August this year. Her story, The Best Non-crier on Purley Avenue, has also been published at http://postcolonial.org this month. For the first time, she also participated in the Caine Blogathon.
Beverley currently lives in Kampala and looks forward to travelling far corners of the world.