Kabali-Kagwa, Philippa Namutebi

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Szczurek, Karina Magdalena. "Flame and Song: A Memoir by Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa and How to open the door by Marike Beyers." Litnet, 4 Jul. 2017

Flame and Song: A Family’s Struggle Building a Nation.” The EastAfrican, 1 May 2017

"Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa launches Flame and Song in Kampala." James Murua Literary, 7 Apr. 2017

“Henry Barlow’s Daughter Launches Memoir.” Daily Monitor, 6 Apr. 2017

cacedirector. "Our Favorite Books of 2016." Writivism, 12 Dec. 2016

Higgs, Colleen. "'One of the most affordable return tickets to Uganda' - launch of Flame and Song by Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa." Modjaji Books, 8 Oct. 2016



Beautement, Tiah. "‘Writing Allowed me to Honour the Connections Between Life and Death’ - Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa Talks to Tiah Beautement About her Memoir, Flame and Song.The Johannesburg Review of Books, 5 Mar. 2018



Autobiography/Life Writing

Flame and Song: A Memoir (2016)


Children's and Young Adult's Books

With Mary Marble (Illustr.). Katiiti’s Song (2016)

With Robin McBride (Illustr.). Tyres and Tubes (2009)

With Sandy Lightley (Illustr.). Kea Goes to School (2009)

With Carol Nelson (Illustr.). Mkhulu and Me (2009)



“Death of an Archbishop” and “At the Gates of Mulago I, II and II.” Africa Ablaze! Poems and Prose Pieces of War and Civil Conflict, Schonstein (ed.), 2013

“Velvet Skies.” Africa! My Africa!: An Anthology of Poems, Schonstein (ed.), 2012

“Destiny” and “Serenade.” An Anthology of East African Poetry, Amateshe (ed.), 1988

“To You My Friend.” The Music of Poetry:  Poems from Africa, the Caribbean and Elsewhere, Olembo (ed.), 1986


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

Chapter on Storytelling in: Being a Woman in Cape Town: Telling Your Story, Richards and Du Toit (eds.), 2015


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Phillipa Kabali Kagwa: Life is a Fire and I Like Singing (Flame and Song). YouTube, 11 Apr. 2017

Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa on Her Memoir Flame and SongYouTube, 11 Dec. 2016

Launch of Flame and Song on 4 October 2016. YouTube, 3 Nov. 2016

She of the Ashes and Flames: Philippa Kabali-Kagwa at TEDxPrinceAlbert. YouTube, 25 Oct. 2012

Replenishing the Storywell: Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa at TEDxTableMountain. YouTube, 18 Sep. 2012