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Hilda Twongyeirwe

Hilda Twongyeirwe

Hilda grew up in Kacerere village, in Kabale district. She has co-edited two publications aimed at making heard voices of marginalized women; Farming Ashes (2008) and Beyond the Dance (2009). She has also contributed short stories and poems in different anthologies including; A Woman’s Voice (1998), Words From a Granary (2001), Tears of Hope (2003), Pumpkin Seeds and Other Stories (2009), Talking Tales (2009), Painted Voices (2008 & 2009) and Butterfly Dance (2010). She has published children’s books in Runyankore- Rukiga courtesy of Longhorn publishers. In 2008 she was awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the National Book Trust of Uganda for outstanding contribution to children’s literature for her book Fina the Dancer (2007). Fina the Dancer is used as a Reader in Primary Schools in Rwanda. Hilda holds a Diploma in Education, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences and an MA in Public Administration and Management from Makerere University. She is currently the Coordinator of FEMRITE – Uganda Women Writers Association. Read an interview with Hilda here.

Books edited by Hilda Twongyeirwe

Beyond the Dance Beyond the Dance

Voices of women on female genital mutilation

Edited by Violet Barungi, Hilda Twongyeirwe

ISBN 9789970700196 | 170 pages | 210 x 148 mm | 2009 | Femrite Publications, Uganda | Paperback

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Farming Ashes Farming Ashes

Tales of Agony and Resilience

Edited by Violet Barungi, Hilda Twongyeirwe

ISBN 9789970700202 | 118 pages | 210 x 148 mm | 2009 | Femrite Publications, Uganda | Paperback

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Never Too Late Never Too Late

Edited by Hilda Twongyeirwe, Aaron Mushengyezi

ISBN 9789970700233 | 170 pages | 210 x 148 mm | 2011 | Femrite Publications, Uganda | Paperback

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Summoning the Rains Summoning the Rains

Third FEMRITE Regional Residency for African Women Writers

Edited by Hilda Twongyeirwe, Ellen Banda-Aaku

ISBN 9789970700257 | 238 pages | 203 x 133 mm | 2012 | Femrite Publications, Uganda | Paperback

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World of Our Own and other stories World of Our Own and other stories

Edited by Hilda Twongyeirwe

ISBN 9789970700240 | 202 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 2012 | Femrite Publications, Uganda | Paperback

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