Mwakonille muryena bayaya.

You’re enormously welcome to the Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation website. There is an inrescribable beauty that arrives with taking risks, flapping your wings across unopened borders and designing new fashion for the poetry family.

In 2016, we pioneered poetry on the mountain, an excursion that lead this adventurous team on a six-hour trek across the foothills of Mt. Rwenzori. We pioneered the Toastmasters challenge; a competition between professional public speakers  and spoken word poets and Uganda’s love poet, Winnie Kavuma, won.

2017…it’s a year of unlimited poetry celebration. The #Babishai2017 poetry festival runs from 4-6 August in Eastern and Central Uganda , we’re launching national poetry programs in schools and holding the first ever [email protected] Forest. Join us, won’t you?


Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva, on behalf  of  the festival team.