Brian Bwesigye was born in 1987 in Kigezi, south-western Uganda. He studied Law at Makerere University and is presently an LLM (Human Rights) candidate at Central European University- Budapest. He is co-founder of the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE), which seeks to harness the abilities of African writers and artists in using culturally-grounded narratives to cause change in the societies in which they live.
Bwesigye’s non-fiction and literary work has appeared in literary and academic journals, websites, magazines, national newspapers and in other places, including the Uganda Modern Literary Digest, New Black Magazine, Saraba, Readers Cafe Africa, Daily Monitor and AFLA Quarterly among others.
In 2009, his performance of his script, ‘Confined in the Open’ was awarded Third Place in the All Africa Human Rights Through Theatre competition held at the University of Lagos by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. In 2010, his script, “Saviour or Spoiler” was performed at the Uganda National Drama Competitions for Primary and Secondary Schools, organised by Advocates for Public International Law, Uganda.