Danson Sylvester Kahyana

Danson Sylvester Kahyana holds a PhD in English Studies from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is an associate professor in the Department of Literature at Makerere University, Uganda, where he teaches courses on orature, poetry, and creative writing, among others. His critical work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals of international repute like English in Africa, Journal of African Cultural Studies, Social Dynamics, Nomina Africana, and Matatu, among others. He also writes poetry, short fiction, and children’s books. He is a recipient of the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) 2022 Individual Research Fellowship (IRF) Award, the Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2021), the Andrew W. Mellon Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018), and the African Humanities Program (AHP) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015), among others. He is President Emeritus, Ugandan PEN, and a freedom of expression advocate.

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