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Jackee Budesta Batanda

 

Project participant in Uganda

 

Jackee Budesta Batanda

Jackee Budesta Batanda is enrolled in the Forced Migration Studies M.A. programme at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is currently Peace Writer at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, California. A member of the Uganda Women Writers Association (FEMRITE), she has been Writer-in-Residence at Lancaster University where she worked on The Big Picture, a collaborative book with three writers from the north west. She has been fellow on British Council's Crossing Borders programme. She was regional winner of the 2003 Commonwealth Short Story Competition and has been highly commended for the Caine Prize for African Writing and short listed for the Macmillan Writers Prize for Africa. She has published a children's book, The Blue Marble in conjunction with UNESCO-Paris and Sub-Saharan publishers (Ghana). Her stories have been published in various journals and short story anthologies including Farafina, Edinburgh Review, Moving Worlds, Gifts of Harvest, The Spirit of the Commonwealth etc and are forthcoming in Wasafiri, Jazz, Miracles and Dreams, and have been read on BBC3, BBC4, BBC World service and on stations around the commonwealth. She has completed two projects, Everyday People, a collection of short stories and Our Time of Sorrow, a novel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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