Kampala To Host Continental Literary Feast


check http://chistes-cortos.info/wp-content/plugins/gd-star-rating/gd-star-rating.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Dubbed ‘The Writivism Festival’, about it the five-day event will involve workshops, master-classes, children activities, staging of a play, exhibitions, heritage tours among others.

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“We are bringing in African writers to share their experiences, to market their books in Uganda, and publishers and an agent to recruit the hottest writing talent from the continent,” Shari Hammond, the Festival coordinator says.

Among the famous writers listed for the programme are Zimbabwe NoViolet Bulawayo, who has won several prizes for her We Need New Names novel, Zukiswa Wanner, Nii Parkes among others.

They will sign copies of their books for buyers at Aristoc Booklex, Garden city branch on Saturday 21 June, alongside Uganda writer Jennifer Makumbi, whose Kintu novel will also be on sale.

Makumbi is launching the novel at the festival.

Doreen Akankwasa, Writivism Administrative manager says tickets are already on sale at the National Theatre for The Burdens show.

The festival started last year in August at Makerere University Guest House, where over 300 people attended over three days.

This year the festival has expanded to occupy five days, at the Makerere University Guest House.

With such events, Ugandan literature is headed for a bright future.


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