Angella Emurwon is a writer and stage director who lives and works in Kampala, Uganda. Her works to date include The Cow Needs a Wife (3rd place, 2010 BBC African Performance Playwriting Competition), which was later adapted as a stage play, and The River and the Mountain, the first Ugandan play to feature an openly gay character.
In April 2013, to celebrate the BBC World Service premiere of her play Sunflowers Behind a Dirty Fence, which won first prize in the English as a Second Language category in the 2012 International Radio Playwriting Competition, Angella took up residence on the Commonwealth Writers’ website, writing a series of articles related to her play.
To celebrate Angella’s time on our website and her win we also recorded these interviews with her.
The challenges of having a social focus as a writer
The script editing process in an international context
Motivation, inspiration, and the creative journey
The power of fiction to inspire changeRead Angella's Posts