Alfred Friendly Press Partners is saddened by the loss of Sarah Namulondo. She was a brilliant, selfless person who was loved by everyone who met her. She will be greatly missed.

Sarah died Sunday, March 17, 2013 in her homeland of Uganda. Her passing was reported to us by her beloved mentors, Repps and Stacey Hudson, who hosted Sarah during her 2002 fellowship at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. An obituary was published in The Observer, a Ugandan newspaper she helped establish.

Sarah (top row, second from right) with the 2009 Alfred Friendly Fellows and Staff

More about Sarah’s life 

Sarah completed her PhD from the University of South Florida in Tampa in 2010. Her dissertation was Imagined Realities, Defying Subjects; Voice, Sexuality and Subversion in African Women’s Writing. The Observer wrote a story on the occasion of her graduation. It does a wonderful job illustrating her character and many accomplishments.

In 2011, Sarah was awarded an African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowship.

From her fellowship days at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, we’re sharing an OpEd piece she wrote.