Tag: Goretti Kyomuhendo

  • Literary events for an action-packed Nairobi weekend.

    Literary events for an action-packed Nairobi weekend.

    A book fair and festival, book launch, and author bonding sessions are on offer for lovers of the literary arts in Nairobi this coming weekend. As the year runs down, many literary events are hosted in Nairobi to beat the year-end. After a quiet start to 2023, Soma Nami’s African Book Festival, Book Bunk’s NBO…

  • Goretti Kyomuhendo’s “Whispers from Vera” 20th anniversary in Kampala

    Goretti Kyomuhendo’s “Whispers from Vera” 20th anniversary in Kampala

    The twentieth anniversary of Goretti Kyomuhendo’s novel Whispers from Vera was hosted at the Goethe-Zentrum in Kampala, Uganda on Friday, September 8, 2023. Goretti Kyomuhendo’s first book Whispers from Vera described by readers as timely and timeless was published in 2002. A new version of the book was reissued by the African Writers Trust on…

  • Book Digest: Goretti Kyomuhendo, Kwei Quartey, Zadie Smith, Linda Musita

    Book Digest: Goretti Kyomuhendo, Kwei Quartey, Zadie Smith, Linda Musita

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Goretti Kyomuhendo, Kwei Quartey, Zadie Smith, and Linda Musita. Whispers from Vera by Goretti Kyomuhendo Publisher: African Writers TrustDate: August 11, 2023Genre: FictionLanguage: EnglishWhere to find it: African Books Collective, Amazon. Goretti Kyomuhendo Goretti Kyomuhendo is a Ugandan…

  • Storymoja Festival 2015: Blog numero deux

    Storymoja Festival 2015: Blog numero deux

    The last day of the Storymoja Festival 2015 was on Sunday. The Arboretum, like the name tells you, is a place dedicated to trees so on a typical weekend you will find a specific demographic there. It’s a special mix of lovers courting, joggers err… jogging and people doing picnics with religious organisations making it…

  • Authors give tributes to late Zimbabwean author and poet Chenjerai Hove

    Authors give tributes to late Zimbabwean author and poet Chenjerai Hove

    Zimbabwean author, poet, and commentator Chenjerai Hove passed on in Stavanger, Norway on Sunday. The author who was born in Mazvihwa in 1956 leaves a wife and six children. Hove began life as a teacher before working as an editor for Mambo Press then devoted his life to writing. His works include Masimba Avanhu (1986),…

  • Images from the Uganda International Writers’ Conference 2015

    Images from the Uganda International Writers’ Conference 2015

    So I gave a snapshot from the 2015 edition of the Uganda International Writers’ Conference on Wednesday. Here are images from the organisers who had invited a huge number of authors. Thanks organisers!