Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva is the face behind one of the fastest growing poetry platform in East Africa, The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation which she began so as to encourage women who write poetry and also to promote African poetry. Beverley, who describes herself as a passionate poet, tireless mother, exuberant long-distance swimmer and lover of travelling and nature has two poetry collections to her name. The first collection is titled Unjumping and the second one, which highlights Beverley’s interpersonal relationship with the church, sex and politics is titled Dress Me In Disobedience.
Beverly, who holds a Masters of Fine Art Degree in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, is also the founding president of Bukoto Toastmasters Club, a platform that conducts training in public speaking and leadership.
She spoke to Nation.co.ke about her literary favourites and fantasies.
Which one book do you hold so dear that it can’t possibly be lent out?
Best Loved Poems, a selection of The Classics, including Emily Dickinson, T.S Eliot and Seamus Heaney. The second is The African Saga by Associate Professor Susan Kiguli.
Your favourite childhood book?
Naughty Amelia Jane by Enid Blyton and the entire St Cl