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Aimable Twagilimana

language educator , writer

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

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