Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva

Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva is a Ugandan poet, editor, actress, leadership trainer, events manager, children’s facilitator, founder of the Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation and a long-distance swimmer.

Her 2016 poetry collection, Dress Me In Disobedience, coming out soon, has been described as raw and rare, by leading scholars around the world. Beverley holds a Distinction in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, which she received in 2012. Her other creative works have appeared in Wasafiri, Drumvoices Revue, Kwani? Postcolonial journal, Lawino Magazine, Short Story Day Africa, The Kalahari Review, Prairie Schooner, KUT Journal, New Black Magazine, Expound Magazine, Femrite, EVENT Magazine and others.

Beverley was Uganda’s 2014 BBC Commonwealth Games poet. Her desire is to travel to every country in the world before she turns 70.

Beverley is the founder of the Babishai Niwe (BN) Poetry Foundation which coordinates annual poetry competitions for Africans, trains children in poetry of all forms and publishes poetry.

Beverley is also a member of the Kampala Toastmasters’ Club, she’s a certified leadership trainer through the highly acclaimed Haggai International Institute and she is a public speaker, having led motivational talks and trainings world-wide in England, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Egypt for leaders, journalists, academics and organisations.