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Mary Karoro Okurut

Person from Uganda

Mary Karoro Okurut (born 1954) is a Ugandan politician. She is the current Minister of Information and National Guidance in the Ugandan Cabinet. She was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011. She replaced Kabakumba Masiko, who was appointed Minister for the Presidency. Mary Karoro Okurut also serves as the elected Member of Parliament for Bushenyi District Women's Constituency. Prior to her political career, Okurut was perhaps best known for her contributions to Ugandan literature both as a writer and as the founder of FEMRITE -- Uganda Women Writers Association, an organization which has since received international attention and has to date produced two winners of the Caine Prize. Okurut's literary publications include the novels The Invisible Weevil (1998) (ISBN 9789970901029) and The Official Wife (2003) (ISBN 9789970024018). She also edited A Woman's Voice (1998) (ISBN 9789970901036), a collection of short stories by Ugandan women writers.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1954
Nationality
Uganda

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