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Mugabi Byenkya

Mugabi Byenkya is an award-winning writer, poet and occasional rapper. Mugabi's writing is used to teach High school English English in Kampala & Toronto schools. His award- nominated debut ‘Dear Philomena,’ was published in 2017 and he went on a 43 city, 5 country North America/East Africa tour in support of this. In 2018, Mugabi was named one of 56 writers who has contributed to his native Uganda’s literary heritage in the 56 years since independence by Writivism (East Africa’s largest literary festival). Dear Philomena, was named a Ugandan bestseller in the same year. Mugabi wants to be Jaden Smith when he grows up.
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  • Sep 23 2021

    Episode 10. Your Second Life (with Mugabi Byenkya)

    This week, Shohana chats with writer, poet and occasional rapper Mugabi Byenkya to discuss manhood lessons, health insurance, and the possibility of keeping your loved ones around forever. Follow Finders Grievers on Instagram & Twitter @findersgrievers
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