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Grace Akello

Grace Akello (born 1950, Uganda) is a Ugandan poet, essayist, folklorist and politician.[1]

Life

An Iteso born near Soroti, Akello studied Social Administration and Social Work at Makarere University. She worked as a magazine editor in Kenya and Tanzania before travelling to England in 1981 to be Assistant Editor at the Commonwealth Secretariat. A mother of four sons, she and her second husband live in UK and Uganda.[1] In 1996 she became a member of the Parliament of Uganda, and in 1999 was appointed Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development.[2] She was the Minister of State for Northern Uganda Rehabilitation until losing her seat in 2006. She is currently the Uganda Ambassador to Italy

Works

  • Iteso Thought Patterns in Tales, 1975
  • My Barren Song. Dar es Salam, Tanzania: Eastern African Publications, 1979
  • Self Twice-Removed: Ugandan Woman, 1982

References

  1. ^ a b Marie Umeh, Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing, Routledge, 2001, pp. 6-7
  2. ^ 2020 Africa Conference


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