Ugandan writer shortlisted for Commonwealth prize


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

Review of THE TRIANGLE


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

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi wins $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize for her debut novel, Kintu


It was a great announcement. The Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won a prestigious literary prize. It had been hard for her to get her manuscript published, but now her hard work and her perseverance has paid of. In this article you will get more information. Congratulations Nansubuga!

Ugandan author wins one of world’s most lucrative literary prizes


 It has been a slow journey to get to the place she has earned for herself through her hard work and determination. She wrote Kintu and she sought a publisher. Finally a Kenyan publisher came forwards and the journey continued. Now Jennifer has been awarded a prestigious literary prize. In this article you will read … Continue reading Ugandan author wins one of world’s most lucrative literary prizes

How Representation in Children’s Books is a Powerful Tool in Uganda


Writing for children is a rewarding activity. An important question is, however, how children will relate top these stories. Will children read about children they can relate to or are these children in the books from a very different world? I do not want to say that strangeness should be avoided in a children’s book, … Continue reading How Representation in Children’s Books is a Powerful Tool in Uganda

The Manchester-based author who’s won a life-changing $165k book prize


She comes from Uganda but has left the landlocked country many years ago. She has written the important book Kintu that tells a story of Uganda. Now she has received an important American literary prize. In this article you will read more about it.