Monica Arac de Nyeko


Born in 1979, Monica Arac de Nyeko comes from Kitgum district in Northern Uganda.

She is a member of The Uganda Women Writers Association (FEMRITE) and the chief Editor of T:AP Voices. She taught literature and English at St Mary’s College Kisubi before proceeding to pursue a Master in Humanitarian Assistance at the University of Groningen.

Her personal essay In the Stars won a first prize in the Women’s World, Women in War Zones essay writing competition. She has been published in Memories of Sun, The Nation, IS magazine and Poetry International and several other publications.

Her novella The Last Dance is forthcoming with Fountain Publishers.

In 2004, her short story, Strange Fruit, was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing.

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