Biography of Bernard Gabriel Okurut

A young Ugandan poet singer as and songwriter. An enthusiast of creative writing and the author of "The Noisy Silence" a Ugandan poetry anthology. He is a student of English language and literature at Kyambogo university Kampala Uganda. The founder of "Psychic Poetry" a young student poets movement. Okurut was born and raised in a family of teachers, he started reading poetry and prose fiction at an early age. He wrote his first poem in 2013 and started compiling his famous anthology "The Noisy Silence" at the age four years after. His unique wit and pun and African craftsmanship makes him an outstanding young writer. His works like "pride", "A piece of clay", and " The testicles of a foolish man received a lot of attention hence establishing him into the writing world. Okurut's satire has earned him a couple of enemies and criticism, his poems "Uganda my child" and "Soap salt and sugar" as well as most of his satirical articles in which he mocks the corrupt Ugandan government made him be threatened by the supporters of the regime. Bernard Gabriel Okurut performs his poetry with a team of talented souls known as the "Legacy Foundation" at Kyambogo University. He also does community outreach visiting schools and mentoring young upcoming writers. He is a phenomenal singer and songwriter who has written a couple of hit songs for the rising songbirds in the Ugandan music industry. You can follow his works on his Amazon author page, .
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