Nam Kiwanuka

Nam Kiwanuka is a multi-platform journalist and the host of The Agenda in the Summer. She has hosted magazine shows for the NBA and CFL and was a MuchMusic VJ. She has worked with CNN and BET and was a columnist for the BBC’s Focus on Africa magazine. 

Nam Kiwanuka's articles

Published On: August 03, 2017
Nam Kiwanuka writes about how Black girls and women the world over have had negative experiences with their natural hair.
Published On: July 26, 2017
Nam Kiwanuka discusses why Mohsin Hamid's novel, 'Exit West,' resonates with her.
Published On: July 14, 2017
The Agenda in the Summer host chooses books that have left an impression on her this year
Published On: July 05, 2017
Michele Geister translated her passion for hip hop into a TV show that broke new talent and set the stage for Canadian acts to dominate the international market.
Published On: March 10, 2017
Breaking up with the city you love is hard to do — but as Toronto becomes increasingly unaffordable, many residents simply don't have a choice.
Published On: February 14, 2017
Camille and Roger Dundas of have been celebrating the history of Black communities in Ontario. Now they want to go bigger.
Published On: January 19, 2017
We know so much about American history, but we barely recognize the names of Canadian civil rights leaders. Here's the story of one.
Published On: January 13, 2017
History has finally discovered three Black women who laid the mathematical groundwork for John Glenn to orbit the earth — but many groups are still underrepresented in scientific fields. Meet some Ontario organizations trying to change that.
Published On: December 29, 2016
'F-You' can sometimes mean a good thing — in this case, forgiveness.
Published On: December 22, 2016
I, like most refugees, am so grateful for what Canada has given me. Also, like many refugees, I feel guilty about what I've lost and left behind.
Published On: December 16, 2016
Inspired by a colouring book, five-year-old Jack Bennett and his father, Lanrick Jr., spent their year touring every one of the city's libraries.
Published On: December 08, 2016
One in three mothers has had a traumatic birth experience, yet the province lacks a centralized system to track complaints of mistreatment.
Published On: November 17, 2016
Canada’s foremost Indigenous journalist talks about covering missing and murdered Aboriginal women, the painful legacy of residential schools, and the importance of personal stories.
Published On: November 03, 2016
When news broke that Honest Ed's would be demolished to make way for redevelopment, stories focused on the iconic store. But Bloor and Bathurst has another, vital history.
Published On: October 28, 2016
    From the minute Nam Kiwanuka leaves her apartment in the morning, she’s reminded of her skin colour — and that isn’t something she can just forget about or get over.
Published On: September 01, 2016
When selection committees consider post-graduate study applications, Nam Kiwanuka thinks relevant work experience should count for more than the grades a candidate got back in university.
Published On: August 09, 2016
In ‘Mexican Hooker #1,’ author, actor and playwright Carmen Aguirre describes how an acting class triggered buried emotional trauma years after she’d been sexually assaulted.
Published On: August 04, 2016
As an advocate for people with disabilities, Roch Longueépée confronts the trauma of institutional child abuse every day. Nam Kiwanuka hopes that one day Canada recognizes the daily sacrifices he makes to help others.