NAKED: The Honest Musings of 2 Brown Women

By Mimi Mutesa & Selvi Bunce



This impressive and enjoyable debut poetry collection by American-Tamil poet Selvi M. Bunce and Ugandan poet Mimi Mutesa is enriched with unique illustrations by Mimi. It is a fiery challenge to preconceptions of race and relationships through poems of autobiography and self-empowerment.
These poems are bold, humorous, and uninhibited, charting revelatory journeys through the complexities of identity, family, love, and independence. ‘Dedicated to all of us who are bad, brown and brazen.’



Mimi Mutesa (she/they) grew up in Uganda, and by the time she graduated high school, she had attended over a dozen schools across four countries in Africa. She is a recovering podcast producer, currently taking time off after having covered US politics in Washington D.C. She now lives in Uganda with her husband, their dog Van Dam, and her countless potted plants.



Selvi M. Bunce (she/they) grew up in Minnesota, USA as the daughter of an Indian mother and Irish-English father. Travelling to India every few years gave her a complex sense of home and allowed her space to build her identity while growing up in a white community. She has written for academic journals and spoken at diversity conferences and TEDx. Selvi currently lives and studies in Dublin with her husband and dog. Her most cherished hobby is curling up on the couch with her dog, a good book, and a hot cup of masala chai.