Picture Books

Habiba Nabisubi is a British Ugandan multimedia artist based in South London. Having lived in both Kampala, Uganda as well as the UK she draws huge inspiration when creating new work from both sides of her heritage and lived experience.

Habiba is a visual storyteller who is drawn to lots of different mediums, from stop motion animation and painting to community arts projects and embroidery. But her biggest love however has always been illustration. In 2016 Habiba graduated from Camberwell College of the Arts with a BA(Hons) degree in illustration, then in 2019 went on to earn a place within the Arts Council funded incubator programme Pathways Into Children’s Publishing.

Habiba makes work that she feels is relevant, usually rooted within topics that are bigger than herself with the hope that they evoke emotion. She would describe her illustrations as highly detailed, inclusive, conversation starters and an opportunity for learning (often by using subtle elements of humour or some sort of social commentary). She thoroughly enjoys the process of creating characters, conjuring up refreshing narratives and trusting her imagination to execute her vision powerfully. Everything she creatively sets her mind to is a labour of love.

Habiba Nabisubi fully intends to be the change she wants to see within the world of children’s publishing.

Our Rights!: Stories and Poems about Children's Rights edited by Jake Hope, with illustrations from Habiba Nabisubi, was published in July 2023.