Charlie Muhumuza

Charlie Muhumuza is a Ugandan writer and lawyer. His short fiction has been featured in Jalada Africa, Isele Magazine and elsewhere. He was awarded third prize at the inaugural Kalahari Short Story Competition in 2020, and was longlisted for the 2021 Afritondo Short Story Prize. He lives in Kampala, Uganda.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2022: an interview with Charlie Muhumuza

Naomi Meyer, Charlie Muhumuza Literatuur 2022-05-10

"I did not use my home language, Rukiga. For this story, given that I was writing from the point of view of a multinational corporation’s machine, English was the natural language to use. However, since I wanted to root it at home, Uganda, I used Luganda names for the different characters. I hoped to create a sense of intrusion and conflict through the AI’s use of the English language in a home with Luganda names."