A Nation in Labour – This debut poetry collection paints a picture of the shrewd politician, the restless citizen, and those battling fiery flames of love and war. It won the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa in 2018. Originally published under my former name, Harriet Anena.

Praise for A Nation in Labour

“Anena offers a fearless, yet sensitive selection of imagery that brings our most intimate, visceral, and violent acts into focus with moving clarity.” Gloria Kiconco, author of Return to Sender

 “This is Poetry that will stay with you like the fond memory of a tough experience.” Bob G. Kisiki, author of Deserted.

“Reading Anena’s poetry feels like biting into a freshly harvested mango.” Hilda J. Twongyeirwe, Writer & Co-founder FEMRITE

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