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
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
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.
She has done it. After a long journey in writing and finding a publisher and getting attention for her epic work on Uganda and the changes that its people have gone through she now will be receiving a famous literary prize. Kudo’s for this lady. You will find more in this article.
She is the founder of the Ugandan platform for writers and editors. Her name is Nyana Kakoma and she is the one who in 2014 started Sooo Many Stories. Her platform even published two books. Read more about her activities here.
A writer is not able to exist without his or her context, let alone to write. The Ugandan writer Dilman Dila lives in the Ugandan capital city Kampala. How is his look at Kampala? Read his thoughts about this vibrant city.