Dr. Innocent Acan

Medical Doctor

Acan is a medical doctor and writer. She won the Writivism Short Story Prize in 2016, and has been published by AFREADA magazine, Omenana Magazine, and Brittle Paper.

Her most recent works have appeared on Sooo Many Stories and in Selves: An Afro Anthology of Creative Nonfiction. Acan has published an illustrated children’s book titled The Pearl Trotters in Black, Yellow, Red.

For Acan, writing has always been her first love and she looks forward to a literary future where African stories will break the mould even more than they do now.

Acan is a Young and Emerging Leadership Project fellow of the LéO Africa Institute.


14:45 - 15:40

Day 1 26th Nov

Discussion: How Arts and Culture Build Resilience in our Lives and Foster Imagined Communities


  • GNL Zamba, Multi- award winning HipHop artiste, Storyteller and Filmmaker
  • Usama Mukwaya, Screenwriter, Founder of O Studios Entertainment & YELP Fellow Class of 2019
  • Rodney Kiggundu Design Artist, Founder of Streetlights Uganda & YELP Fellow Class of 2019
  • Allan Manzi, Founder, Manzi Media & YELP Fellow Class of 2017

Hosted by Dr. Innocent Immaculate Acan, Medical Doctor and Writer & YELP Fellow Class of 2018