Mashile studied Law and International Relations at Wits University and is an actress, poet, producer and performer. Her poetry collection, In A Ribbon of Rhythm won the NOMA Award for African Publishing in 2006. It was published in 2005 by Oshun Books
Dance of the Intellect is a collection of poems that Alice Tumwesigye has written over a long period based on experiences in her life. There are over 80 poems, mainly comprising the author’s reflections on several stages in her life; as a student at college and university; as a member of staff in one place; and as a mother.