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Aimable Twagilimana

Aimable Twagilimana, Rwandan language educator, writer. Certified teacher high school National University of Rwanda. Fellow, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1999, 2003, 2006; scholar, Fulbright Foundation, 1992-1995, British Council, 1988-1989; Fulbright scholar, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal, 2008-2009; Fulbright Scholar, University of Rwanda, College of Education, 2014-2015.

Background

  • Twagilimana, Aimable was born on December 4, 1961 in Muyira, Butare, Rwanda. Arrived in the United States, 1992, naturalized, 2006. Son of Louis Mudugu and Belancila Nyiragakinga.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, National University of Rwanda, Butare, 1984. Master of Arts in English, National University of Rwanda, Butare, 1986. Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, University of Reading, Berkshire, England, 1989.

      Doctor of Philosophy in English, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1995.

    Career

    • Lecturer National University of Rwanda, Ruhengeri, 1986—1992. Assistant professor State University of New York, Buffalo, 1995—2000, associate professor English, 2000—2004, professor, since 2004. Director of studies faculty of letters National University of Rwanda, Ruhengeri, 1991—1992.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democratic Party

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member of Modern Language Association, Association African Studies Programs (chair since 2008), Association American Transls., National Council Teachers English, National Association Literature Critics.

    Connections

    • Mathilde Mukesharugo, married 2013; Children: Leandre Munyana, Raissa Umwari.
    • father: Louis Mudugu
    • mother: Belancila Nyiragakinga
    • spouse: Mathilde Mukesharugo
    • children: Leandre Munyana
    • Raissa Umwari
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    Born December 4, 1961
    (age 55)
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    • 1984
      National University of Rwanda
    • 1986
      National University of Rwanda
    • 1989
      University of Reading
    • 1995
      State University of New York
    • 1986 - 1992
      Lecturer, National University of Rwanda
    • 1995
      assistant, professor State University of New York
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 2012 - 2014
      University at Buffalo
      Buffalo, New York
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