Harriet Anena talks to the crowd

Harriet Anena’s A Nation in Labour launches at Writivism Festival 2015

Communications professional Harriet Anena launched her poetry collection A Nation in Labour at the National Theatre in Kampala at the Writivism Festival 2015 on Saturday afternoon. The event was moderated by Jagero Oduor and introduced by Richard Ali with Prof Laban Erapu and Rachel Zadok joining in the conversation. Zadok was the 2014 Writivism mentor for Anena.

Anena was the writer in focus in February when she was featured by Femrite for her book. This event at the Writivism Festival promised more as there would be a larger audience from around the continent and the world at the event.

There was a huge discussion going on with the audience comprising some of the leading names in African literature like Tsitsi Dangarembga and poet Chijioke Amu-nnadi lending support to the newest poetry phenomenon that was being unveiled to the rest of the continent.

Check out images of the launch courtesy of Abubaker Lubowa .

Harriet Anena with Tsitsi Dangarembga Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Harriet Anena with Tsitsi Dangarembga Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Chijioke Amu-nnadi. Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Chijioke Amu-nnadi. Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Jagero Oduor facilitates. Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Jagero Oduor facilitates. Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
A nation in labour the books Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
A nation in labour the books Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Richard Ali and Harriet Anena. Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Richard Ali and Harriet Anena. Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Beverley Nambozo and Harriet Anena. Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Beverley Nambozo and Harriet Anena. Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Harriet Anena and Rachel Zadok. Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Harriet Anena and Rachel Zadok. Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Prof Laban Erapu with Harriet Anena. Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Prof Laban Erapu with Harriet Anena. Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Harriet talks to the crowd. Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Harriet talks to the crowd. Photo/Abubaker Lubowa
Heading to the launch.
Heading to the launch.

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2 responses to “Harriet Anena’s A Nation in Labour launches at Writivism Festival 2015”

  1. […] This was also a day of launches.The Crossroads Women Writers Anthology featuring Christopher Conte, Lydia Namubiru, Nakisanze Segawa, Peace Kyamureku, Hilda Twongyeirwe and Sophie Bamwoyeraki was unleashed to the people of the world. Also unleashed wasHarriet Anena poetry collection A Nation In Labour. […]

  2. […] This was also a day of launches. The Crossroads Women Writers Anthology featuring Christopher Conte, Lydia Namubiru, Nakisanze Segawa, Peace Kyamureku, Hilda Twongyeirwe and Sophie Bamwoyeraki was unleashed to the people of the world. Also unleashed was Harriet Anena’s poetry collection A Nation In Labour. […]

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