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Doreen Baingana

Doreen Baingana is a Ugandan short story writer and editor. Her book Tropical Fish won the 2006 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, best first book, Africa Region, and the AWP Award for Short Fiction (US). She won a Washington Independent Writers Fiction Prize and has twice been a finalist for the Caine Prize for African Writing. She was managing Editor at Story Moja, and was one of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize judges. She gave a talk for TED 2013 about "The role of offensive language in novels". Baingana's work has appeared in many journals and publications, including the African American Review, Callaloo, The Guardian, and elsewhere.