The Blogging Community of  Uganda came up with a challenge for its members to blog on a specific topic every day from 19th April to 9th May 2020. I considered it a useful challenge during this COVID-19 Lockdown.  It is a rainbow-giving us hope and inspiration while at the same time challenging the child in each one of us to create a game out of the lockdown. I accepted the challenge and started on it yesterday. I am playing catch up gladly ; aiming at being where I am supposed to be  by the weekend.

        Day 2 :  20 Facts About Me

  1. I am Jane Nannono, a Ugandan female medical doctor who has lived and worked in Uganda and Botswana, southern Africa.
  2. I am a mother of two boys, one girl and a guardian of two of my nieces.
  3.  I am a grandmother.
  4. I juggle medicine, motherhood, Creative Writing and Voluntary work.
  5. My parents are my best role models- they taught me to love, respect, and loyalty and to give without expecting anything back.
  6. I consider myself a work in progress so I am always looking out for opportunities to improve and package myself so as to stay useful and relevant to myself and my community.
  7. I have a strong network of friends who would drop anything for me and I would do the same for them.
  8.   Reading books has been part of my everyday life as far as I can remember. I would be very miserable without one.
  9. I am a published author: The Last Lifeline (2015) was my first fiction novel followed by And The Lights Came On (2016)
  10. Both books  are available as ebooks on my Amazon .com link:
  11. I also write short stories. Two of these were published in the Volume 1 Anthology of the Africa Book Club – The Bundle of Joy (2014)
  12. Two others were published on the 2 Drops of Ink, Online Literary Blog.

13.The Story that Grandmother Never Wanted to Tell  was featured on the Yours 2 Read online platform for African writers  in London in March 2020.

 14. I have been running a blog for personal development: to share my wealth of knowledge, skills and experiences with others with the intention of impacting their lives positively. I post an article on it consistently every ten days.  Writing the posts hones  my writing skills, connects me with other writers and readers. It serves as a platform to promote my Creative Writing works. Its link is :

15. I am a member of several Online Writers Cartels like Write Practice, Africa Book Club and 2 Drops of Ink.

16. I am a member of FEMRITE- Association of Uganda Women Writers and AWT- The African Writers Trust(Ug)

17. I attend   workshops for writers  regularly to hone my writing skills. The most rewarding that I attended was organized by AWT last September. Prof. Okey Ndibe  who teaches Africa and African Diaspora Literature at Brown University, USA, was the tutor.

18. I have two other hobbies: travelling and amateur photography. They feed into my writing and enable me to explore some of the places that I visit in my wide reading. Most of the images I use in my blog posts were taken by me during my travels.

19. I am also a keen gardener. Connecting with Nature helps me to find my place in the universe and gives me the responsibility to nurture and preserve it for the next generation.

20. I consider writing as my second career after medicine.  I have been  featured as  a Guest Blogger  on these,   and

I think this will give you some ideas of who I am.

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Jane Nannono

I am a mother of three, a medical doctor by profession, who has always been fascinated by the written word. I am a published author- my first fiction novel was published in March 2012 and is entitled ' The Last Lifeline'. I self -published my second fiction novel entitled ' And The Lights Came On' . I am currently writing my third fiction novel and intend to launch it soon. I also write short stories: two of them - Buried Alive in the Hot Kalahari Sand, Move Back to Move Forward were published among the 54 short stories in the first Anthology of the Africa Book Club, Volume 1 of December 2014. It is entitled: The Bundle of Joy.

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