Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire

Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire has a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University, studied Human Rights at Central European University-Budapest and also holds an Advanced Certificate in International Humanitarian Law from the University of Pretoria. He runs a regular column at the African blog,, where he writes about literature, politics, arts and culture. He has been the program director of the Writivism programme at the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) that he co-founded.


He has taught International Criminal Justice, Legal Theory, Labour Law, Human Rights Law and Introduction to Law, at Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda Christian University, Makerere University, St. Augustine International University and Busoga University. His fiction and nonfiction writing has appeared in The Guardian, The World To Come, The African Roar 2013, The Kalahari Review, New Black Magazine, The Uganda Modern Literary Digest, Short Story Day Africa, Chimurenga Chronic, Brittle Paper, Music and Literature, Saraba among other publications. He is a recipient of the 2015 Harry Frank Guggenheim Young African Scholars Award among others.

Research Interests

  •  Law and African Literature
  • Class in Postcolonial Africa
  • Restorative Justice and Theory

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