Anywar Frank O
Birthdate: March 3, 1953
Place of Birth: Gulu, Northern Uganda
Languages Spoken: Acholi, Luo
Written Language: English
Education: Gulu High School, 'O' Level, 1969-72; Kabalega SS, 'A' Level, 1973-74; Certificate, Animal Disease Husbandry and industry, 1973-74; Diploma, Dairy Technology, 1978-81; Masters, Business Management, 1997-99.
Employment: Anywar worked as production supervisor, Zonal Dairy Officer and Quality Controller, Dairy Corporation, between 1981-95. He went to serve as sales Representative, APV East Africa, Kampala, 1995-99 and production manager, GBK Dairy products Ltd., 1999-2000. He is currently a Talents (U) Ltd. Anywar also serves as Chairman, Uganda Writers Association: Treasurer, Uganda Volleyball Association and Team manager, Dairy Volleyball club.
Bibliography: Voices of the Dead (Collection of poems) Kampala: Panywar Foundation, 1989.(This book won a Uganda publishers and Booksellers Association award in 1993). The storm of succession (satire). Kampala Panywar Foundation, 1990. Wars No More (Collection of poems).Kampala: Panywar Foundation, 1991. The False Success (novel). Avon Books (U.K), 1998. School and Home Readers (Primary Readers).
Note: All the titles below by Anywar were published in 2000 by MK Publishers, Kampala.
How Tortoise Got Its Hard
The Diary Farm Visit
How Owl Became a Night
Bird, Hellen the Milk Girl, the Fake Doctor
A distinguished member of the international Society of Poets, Anywar was included in the 16th Edition of the international Authors and Writers WHO's WHO published out of Cambridge in England. Because "poetry has a narrow reader base", Anywar has moved into fiction and children's literature to "broaden my readership". He says he was influenced by Okot p'Bitek's writings.