Ruth Mukwana is a fiction writer from Uganda. She is currently working for the United Nations on humanitarian affairs in New York and is an Associate Editor of Kweli Journal. She’s a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars (MFA) and holds a Bachelors degree in Law from Makerere University. Her short stories have appeared in Solstice Magazine, Black Warriors Review and Consequence Magazine.
Humanitarian reports help us get the facts and figures needed for policy and action, but fiction helps us connect and empathise with survivors, says UN humanitarian Aid Worker and fiction writer, Ruth Mukwana