Beverley Nambozo: My child's birth inspired me to start a poetry festival

Beverley Namboz ( left) hands over a certificate to a poetry prize winner during a past Babishai Festival. PHOTO| FILE

What you need to know:

  • This year, during the Festival which runs from 4th to 6th August, Babishai will launch its first Children’s poetry and story anthology.
  • There will also be a re-launch of the African Poetry Library, and a live chat with poet Phillipa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa whose memoir Flame and Song, will be launched in Nairobi during the Storymoja festival in September.

When Beverley Nambozo had her first child in 2008, something stirred in her. She felt, for the first time, a deep desire to self-actualise.


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