Monica Arac de Nyeko. Photo/C.Asare Photography

Monica Arac de Nyeko. Photo/C.Asare Photography

Uganda’s only Caine Prize winner Monica Arac de Nyeko was yesterday selected by the University of Groningen as its Alumnus of the Year 2014.
This is a singular honour as the university has over 110,000 alumni all round the world to select from and they picked our East African writer. The writer and UNICEF humanitarian specialist will be receiving a specially designed image of the Groninger artist Jan Steen during the december diner in the academy building of the RUG on December 15th.

Its been a great year for Monica who was selected for Africa39, a list of the 39 most promising writers under the age of 40 from Sub-Saharan Africa.