Sey Wava (Moses Isegawa)

  • Sey Wava (Moses Isegawa)
Writer, Head of a tv service
Principal country concerned : Column : Literature, History/society, Heritage

Birthdate: December 25, 1963

Place of Birth: Kawempe, Kampala

Languages Spoken: Luganda, English, Dutch

Writing Languages: English

Education: Studied education at makerere University, and business administration.

Employment: Thought history in secondary school before leaving Uganda in 1990.

Also known as Sey Wava (born 10 August 1963), is a Ugandan author. He has written novels set against the political turmoil of Uganda, which he left in 1990 for the Netherlands. His debut novel, Abyssinian Chronicles, was first published in Amsterdam in 1998, selling more than 100,000 copies and gaining him widespread national attention.
It was also very well reviewed when published in English in the United Kingdom and United States, in 2001. Isegawa became a naturalized Dutch citizen, but he returned to live in Uganda in 2006.

- 1998: Abyssinnian chronicles (as Abessijne kronieken, Amsterdam: 1998; in English, United States: Vintage, 2001; UK: Picador, 2001)
- 1999: Snakepit (1999, Netherlands, as Slangenkuil; New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004, in English)
- 2004: Voorbedachte Daden
- 2007: The war of the ears

Comment: with multifarious influences, Isegawa's major concerns include the African Europe dilemma,politics and history.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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