• Categories: Literature
  • Gender: Female
  • Birth Country: Uganda
Glaydah Namukasa
Glaydah Namukasa is a Ugandan writer and midwife. She is the author of two novels, "Voice of a Dream" and "Deadly Ambition". She is a member of FEMRITE, the Ugandan Women Writers Association, and is currently (2014) it’s Chairperson. She is one of the 39 African writers announced as part of the Africa39 project unveiled by Rainbow, Hay Festival and Bloomsbury Publishing at the London Book Fair 2014. It is a list of 39 of Sub-Saharan Africa's most promising writers under the age of 40. Bereaved of her father as a child, she grew up in Entebbe with her mother, three sisters and two brothers. She studied in Nkumba Primary School, then Entebbe Secondary School. She graduated as a midwife in June 2000 at Kabale Nursing School. She joined the Uganda Female writers Association, FEMRITE in 2002. She started her writing career by telling stories to fellow students at Nkumba Primary and Entebbe Secondary School. She would record her stories and later request friends to read through the work. Glaydah's young adult novel, "Voice of a Dream", won the 2005/2006 Macmillan Writers Prize for Africa-Senior Prize. Her second novel, Deadly Ambition, was published in 2006 as part of the Crossing Borders project.