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
- I am Jane Nannono, a Ugandan female medical doctor who has lived and worked in Uganda and Botswana, southern Africa.
- I am a mother of two boys, one girl and a guardian of two of my nieces.
- I am a grandmother.
- I juggle medicine, motherhood, Creative Writing and Voluntary work.
- My parents are my best role models- they taught me to love, respect, and loyalty and to give without expecting anything back.
- 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.
- I have a strong network of friends who would drop anything for me and I would do the same for them.
- Reading books has been part of my everyday life as far as I can remember. I would be very miserable without one.
- I am a published author: The Last Lifeline (2015) was my first fiction novel followed by And The Lights Came On (2016)
- Both books are available as ebooks on my Amazon .com link: amazon.com/author/tz31_maaso_06
- 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)
- 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 : https://www.apagefrommunakusbook834350529.blog
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 blogs:mulerasfireplace.com, http://penandprosper.blogspot.com and http://writingandwellness.com
I think this will give you some ideas of who I am.