|The African Saga (FEMRITE Publications, 1998, 102 p.)|
Susan Kiguli has been writing poetry since she was a school girl at Gayaza High School. She studied the subject at Makerere University for her BA Education and her Master of Arts degree thesis was on poetry. She has subsequently taken a Master of Letters in Literary Linguistics degree at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.
She is currently a lecturer in the department of Literature at Makerere - University where she teaches poetry, analyses it as well as writing it. A number of her poems have been published in different poetry anthologies. This is the first volume of poetry devoted to her work and it won the National Book Trust of Uganda Poetry Award 1999.
Her poems reveal a sensitive and lyrical response to events around her. Her strong imagination allows a poem to develop through original but understandable metaphors. She has a wide vocabulary and artistry in the pattern of her poems that does not swamp the reader's spontaneous enjoyment of the communication. This work should be heard as well as read with the eye. She is a poet well worth reading.
[Prof. Margaret Macpherson]
Kiguli's subject matter reminds us once again that poetry is truly a miracle of the commonplace. She uses impressively mature expression, and a confident voice producing ripples of excitement.
[Prof. Timothy Wangusa]
Cover illustration by Francis Xavier Ifee
ISBN 9970 9010 01
FEMRITE Publications Limited