Nakisanze Segawa was born and lives in Uganda. She is the author of one novel, The Triangle published 2016. She is a journalist, writer and a performance poet. Her short stories have appeared in Femrite Publications, Babishai Niwe Poetry anthologies and Kenya-based Jalada. She writes for Global Press Journal and the Daily Monitor, a newspaper based in Kampala, Uganda. She embraces her ancestral traditions to understand the spiritual world. In 2010, she won third place in Uganda’s prestigious Beverly Nambozo Poetry competition. She has translated Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s short story, The Upright Revolution, for Jalada, and short plays stories for Peripheral Vision International into her native tongue, Luganda. Her journey into story-telling began when she was a child growing up, listening to African folk stories told by her siblings and friends. As she grew older, she started telling folk stories to children, something she still does occasionally. She is fascinated by history, especially that of pre-colonial Afric, and she loves politics.
She is her mother’s daughter.