Ruganda, John

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RUGANDA, John. Ugandan, b. 1941. Genres: Plays/Screenplays, Theatre. Career: Writer. Oxford University Press of Eastern Africa, editorial and sales representative in Uganda, 1968-72, staff member in Nairobi, Kenya, office, c. 1973; University of Nairobi, Nairobi, lecturer, 1973-82, cofounder of Nairobi University Free Travelling Theatre company, c. 1973. Founding member of Makerere Free Traveling Theatre, elected chief organizer, 1966; co-founder of Makonde Group theater company, 1971. Director of stage productions. Publications: STAGE PLAYS: The Burdens, 1970; Black Mamba, 1972; Covenant with Death, 1973; (trans) B. Brecht, The Good Woman of Setzuan, 1978; The Floods, 1979; Music without Tears, 1981; Echoes of Silence, 1985. TELEVISION PLAYS; The Secret of the Season, 1973; The Floods, 1973; The Illegitimate, 1982. RADIO PLAYS: My Father the Glutton, 1971; Covenant with Death, 1974; Black Mamba, 1977. OTHER: (with K.T. Kibwana and O. Obura) Majira Ya Ukame, 1976; Telling the Truth Laughingly: The Politics of Francis Imbuga's Drama, 1992. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to periodicals. Address: c/o Heinemann Kenya, PO Box 45314, Nairobi, Kenya.