In this article you will find an interview with the writer Mugabi Byenkya. He was born in the West African state Nigeria, and his parents were from the other side of the continent Uganda. The theme of illness and disability is close to his heart and his body.
What is your origin? Where do we come from and how does this origin define us? One of the books with a story of origin is the bible. Due to poor exegesis the idea emerged that Africans were cursed, due to their ancestor Ham. How do writers with African roots, from different parts of the … Continue reading Turning the ‘Curse of Ham’ into a blessing
A language as a vehicle of thought and desire. Poetry as a hidden message, able to be unlocked by the discerning and persistent reader. More information on this Luganda workshop you will find here.
The trail of money is a fascinating trail. Where does lead a man, a woman? Who likes to follow this trail. The Ugandan writer Hilda Twonghyeirwe tells a story about a man in high places who likes to eat not just his share of the national cake, but as much as possible.
It seems to me that writers from the African continent do love a good short story. Not only to read these stories, but also to write them. It is a good way of getting published, getting feedback, finding your way in the literary world and moving on. Harriet Anena, the writer of short stories and (short … Continue reading Ugandan writer shortlisted for Commonwealth prize
This book by the Ugandan writer Nakisanze Segawa takes us back to 1880’s in the kingdom of Buganda. So we have no need to discuss colonial or post-colonial literature, for we have entered the days of the kingdoms in the present-day Uganda. This period has not been chosen at random, for in this period there … Continue reading Review of THE TRIANGLE