The Ugandan writer Goretti Kyomuhendo, Director of African Writers Trust (AWT), has been appointed Civil Society Advisory Governor by Commonwealth Foundation. She is one of five appointments, each representing a region: the academic Kalpana Kannabiran for Asia; University of the West Indies economics lecturer Marlene Attz for the Caribbean region; former Wellington, New Zealand mayor Celia Wade-Brown for the Pacific region; director-producer-actor Ajay Chhabra for Europe; and Kyomuhendo for Africa.
Our director, Goretti Kyomuhendo has been appointed as one of the Commonwealth Foundation Civil Society Advisory Governors.
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Kyomuhendo is a founding member of FEMRITE and was its first director from 1997 to 2007. She has a BA in English Studies and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She was an International Writing Program Fellow at the University of Iowa. Last year, she was listed among New African‘s “100 Most Influential Africans.”