Birthdate: October 1949
Place of birth: Mpigi, central Uganda
Languages spoken: Luganda, English
Writing language: English
Education: Tacca attended King's College, Budo, before going to Makerere University where he studied Fine Art, and later Education.
Employment: Has taught art in Ugandan schools for several years. Currently teaches at Jinja 55.
Bibliography: Silent Rebel (novel). Nairobi: Longman (now Longhorn), 1984.
The Naked Hostage (novel) Kampala: Monitor Publications, 1999.
Tacca's weekly column, "On the Mark", appears in The Sunday Monitor, the Sunday edition of the independent Kampala daily, The Monitor.
Comment: Through tightly controlled speed, rhythm and use of vivid images, tense and sometimes explosive drama in his latest work, lurk the moral and metaphysical themes of obedience and revolt, faith and indifference, and the problematic kinship between art and violence in man's quest for freedom. Some of his ideas are reminiscent of the French and Germanic writers loosely connected with the existentialist movement and with Camara Laye; but as a storyteller his temperament, if not style, reminds one of Saul Bellow.