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Louise Umutoni is the founder of Huza Press, a Rwandan-based publishing press devoted to supporting African literary craftsmanship. Huza Press has published writers such as Yolande Mukagasana, Billy Kahora and many emerging writers from across the continent. Its Radio Book Rwanda collection published in both print and audio was showcased by the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s annual dance festival as part of its inaugural component on literature. Huza Press also run the only prize for fiction in Rwanda and launched some of the growing number of writers from Rwanda.
Louise started her career as a journalist and worked as a regular reporter and contributor for several Newspapers and Magazines. She is passionate about knowledge creation and dissemination in Africa. She has also written academically on National Liberation Movements in Africa and women’s political inclusion. Her work was selected for the Winihin-Jemide grant at the University of Oxford.