Ijangolet Sharon Ogwang, 26, is a novelist and entrepreneur who aims to create employment opportunities for women.
Her debut novel An Image in a Mirror is a Pan-African narrative set in South Africa and Uganda, and interrogates the socio-political landscape of these countries through a story. The novel tackles Rhodes Must Fall, inequality and womenâ€™s land rights in Uganda.
It aims to make its readers to engage with the world more deliberately, she says.
Ogwang is also the co-founder of an on-demand mobile salon called Good-Hair, which is a marketplace for independent stylists and clients. Good-Hair aims to create employment opportunities for women, as she is aware that, in the African context, a vast number of women are employed in the informal economy. She says that the development of the continent requires a holistic approach, and she pursues this in all her spheres of influence.
You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.
Nominated in category: Creativity