About Uuganaa

Uuganaa RamsayUuganaa Ramsay was born in Mongolia and grew up in a yurt, living a nomadic life eating marmot meat and distilling vodka from yoghurt. After winning a place on a teacher-training course she came to the UK, and now lives in Scotland.

Uuganaa won the Scottish Asian Women’s Award For Achievement Against All Odds presented by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland. This award recognises the achievements of a Scottish Asian woman in the face of adversity and challenging circumstances – a true modern day heroine.

Mongol won the Janetta Bowie Chalice Non-Fiction Book Award from the Scottish Association of Writers. Mongol is her first book.

You can find her on Twitter as @Guuye in English, @GuuyeMongol in Mongolian or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MongolMemoir.

Media archive

Radio / podcast – some still available online

BBC World Service News Hour – Reclaiming Mongol by Matt Wells

BBC Radio 4 The Meaning of Mongol documentary presented by Uuganaa

BBC Radio Scotland – Good Morning Scotland

Radio Gorgeous – Author Uuganaa Ramsay: Mongol, A mother’s memoir

Daily Record – Writer Uuganaa Ramsay pays moving tribute to her lost son as she urges our readers to share their stories

TV/ Video

Star Television, Mongolia – Talk With Me

Mongol TVHD, Mongolia – Orgil Tsag

Ayrshire Film Company – Uuganaa Ramsay – Mongol Book Launch

Khulan Jugder – Mongol Book Launch in London

Articles and online/print interviews

BBC News Ouch blog – The Meaning of Mongol 

The Independent – Why are the words ‘mongol’, ‘mongoloid’ and ‘mongy’ still bandied about as insults?

The Sunday Mail – Tragic tot’s mum insists son was Mongol by way of ancestry.. not for having Downs Syndrome as she launches campaign to change attitudes

The Herald – I realised what it was like to be a Mongol

The UB Post – A Life Redefined

The Word on the Streets – Uuganaa Ramsay, author and campaigning mum

Saraband Publishing – Mongol – Q & A with Uuganaa Ramsay

The Panoramic Journeys Blog – A Traditional Tsagaan Sar

Reading and Writing Blog – Author Spotlight: Uuganaa Ramsay

Words in The Treehouse Blog – Interview: Uuganaa Ramsay author

Books with Wine and Chocolate Blog – Mongol by Uuganaa Ramsay