Ugandan Poet Dr Susan Kiguli Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Italy


Story by Rogers Atukunda | October 27, 2023 | Adopted from

Uganda poet and literary scholar, Associate Professor Susan Kiguli, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Poetry in Italy.

Dr Kiguli, 54, was awarded on Wednesday 25 October at 9 p.m. in the Vercelli Seminar. A Senior lecturer of Literature at Makerere University, she was the Guest of Honour for the 2023 International Civil Poetry Festival held in Vercelli, Italy.

She follows in the giant footsteps of previously awarded prestigious names in the literary fraternity including; Ukrainian poet Aleksandr Mikhailovich Kabanov, Adam Zagajewski one of the protagonists of the “Nowa Fala” movement, the Syrian dissident Faraj Bayrakdar, the poet-biologist Katherine Larson, the Nobel candidate Márcia Theóphilo, the angry poet Tony Harrison, Lambert Schlechter, Adonis, Luciano Erba and Ryszard Krynicki.

This recognition makes her the first African to receive this prestigious prize.

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