Dear Philomena

UGX 35,000

Dear Philomena is Byenkya’s debut novel. The story of two strokes, one girl, one boy and a whole lot of magical realism. Dear Philomena is a one of a kind piece of work. It captures the ways that people read, live and behave in the new millennium. Byenkya speaks to mental and physical health, love and friendship, support and patience in ways that have yet to be done; all the while creating an uniquely suspenseful and thoughtful piece of literature.

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Mugabi Augustine Ateenyi Olatokumbo Byenkya was born in Nigeria to Ugandan parents and is currently based in Canada. Mugabi is a writer, poet and rapper who has honed his craft through writing workshops, poetry slams, cyphers, and open mics across North America. Mugabi was long listed for the the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award in 2015, has been featured on The Good Men Project and his writing is used to teach international high school English reading comprehension. Dear Philomena is his first novel.

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Dear Philomena is Byenkya’s debut novel. The story of two strokes, one girl, one boy and a whole lot of magical realism. Dear Philomena is a one of a kind piece of work. It captures the ways that people read, live and behave in the new millennium. Byenkya speaks to mental and physical health, love and friendship, support and patience in ways that have yet to be done; all the while creating an uniquely suspenseful and thoughtful piece of literature.

As the reader, you will find ways to relate to, distance yourself from and desire to learn more about the characters and their journeys. You will feel familiar, comfortable, and excited reading this modern piece of art because, while it is like our everyday, it is our everyday, with a twist.

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