Baingana, Doreen

About Doreen Baingana

Biography (Books Africana)



Fullwood, Steven G. “Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe.” Black Issues Book Review, vol. 9, no. 1, Jan. 2007

Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe.” Kirkus Reviews, vol. 74, no. 11, Jun. 2006

Burkhardt, Joanna M. “Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe.” Library Journal, vol. 131, no. 12, July 2006

Tropical Fish: Tales from Entebbe.” Publishers Weekly, vol. 243, no. 18, May 2006

Williams, Margaret. “Tropical Fish: Stories out of Entebbe.” Essence, vol. 36, no. 3, Jul. 2005



Oshodi, Adewale. “An Interview with Doreen Baingana.” Ebedi International Writers Residency, 15 Mar. 2013



Gichanda Spencer, Lynda. “‘Abagyenda Bareeba. Those Who Travel, See’: Home, Migration and the Maternal Bond in Doreen Baingana’s Tropical Fish.” African Studies, vol. 75, no. 2, Aug. 2016

Eze, Chelozona. “The City, Hyperculturality, and Human Rights in Contemporary African Women’s Writing.” Re-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis, Sandten and Bauer (eds.), 2016

Mtenje, Asante Lucy. “‘Modest Desires and Defiant Gestures’: Representing Female Sexualities in Doreen Baingana’s Tropical Fish: Tales out of Entebbe and Violet Barungi’s Cassandra.” Current Writing, vol. 29, no. 1, May 2017

Eze, Chielozona. “Autochthony, Cultural Purity, and Cosmopolitan Solidarity: Doreen Baingana and the Virtues of Uprootedness.” Cultural Dynamics of Globalization & African Literature, Dixon and Spleth (eds.), 2016



Children’s and Young Adults’ Books

My Fingers are Stuck (2010)

Gamba the Gecko Wants to Drum (2010)


Short Story Collections

Tropical Fish: Tales out of Entebbe (2005)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

“Why Write?” SJ Magazine of Contemporary Arts & Culture in East Africa, 2013

“Why Art?” SJ Magazine of Contemporary Arts & Culture in East Africa, 2012

“Tuk-Tuk Trail to Suya and Stars.” AGNI, 2012

“Fallen Fruit.” Potomac Review, no. 50, 2011

“Hargeisa Snapshots.” African Cities II: Mobilities and Fixtures, 2011 (PDF)

“Anointed.” AGNI, no. 72, 2010

“Kadongo Kamu - One Beat.” StoryQuarterly, no. 41, 2005

“Our Stories Aren’t all Tragedies.” The Guardian, 2005

“The Depth of Blue.” Gargoyle, no. 48, 2004

“Lost in Los Angeles.” Glimmer Train Stories, no. 48, 2003

“Scars.” issuu, vol. 8, no. 1, 2002

“First Kiss.” Meridian (15273555), no. 10, 2002


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Doreen Baingana on Why She Focuses on Female Characters in Her Books. YouTube, 7 Feb. 2014

Doreen Baingana: The Role of Offensive Language in Novels. YouTube, 6 Sep. 2012