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Dear Philomena
Mugabi Byenkya
Discovering Diversity Publishing / Softcover / Mar 2017
9781773530031 (ISBN-10: 1773530038)
Fiction
price: $20.00
216 pages
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‘Dear Philomena,’ is Byenkya’s debut novel. The story of two strokes, one girl, one boy and a whole lot of magical realism. ‘Dear Philomena’ is a one of a kind piece of work. It captures the ways that people read, live and behave in the new millennium. Byenkya speaks to mental and physical health, love and friendship, support and patience in ways that have yet to be done; all the while creating a uniquely suspenseful and thoughtful piece of literature.

As the reader, you will find ways to relate to, distance yourself from and desire to learn more about the characters and their journeys. You will feel familiar, comfortable, and excited reading this modern piece of art because, while it is like our everyday, it is our everyday, with a twist.

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About the Author:

Mugabi Byenkya was born in Nigeria to Ugandan parents and is currently based between Kampala and Toronto. Mugabi is a writer, poet and rapper who honed his craft through writing workshops, poetry slams, cyphers and open mics from across North America and East Africa. Mugabi was longlisted for the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award in 2015, has been featured on Brittle Paper, The Good Men Project and his writing is used to teach international high school English reading comprehension. His debut novel, ‘Dear Philomena,’ was published in 2017 and he recently concluded an 18-city North American tour in support of this.

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