“But Dantala . . .Dantala is not a name. To say someone was born on a Tuesday, is that a name?” When you come across a book called “Born on a Tuesday” your first thought is that what is so special about Tuesday? Or to be more precise, what is special about being born … More WHAT IS IN A BOOK TITLE? : Reading Born on a Tuesday
By Joel Benjamin Ntwatwa It must be said that the contemporary age of Ugandan literature is an era of women voices and triumph. Whether in fiction, drama or poetry, Uganda’s most recognisable voices in literature are female. Examples include, Goretti Kyomuhendo, Adong Lucy, Jackee Batanda, Aujo Lillian, Deborah Asiimwe, Beverley Nambozo, Arac de Nyeko, Glaydah … More Who Are The Male Heroes of Ugandan Literature?
Someone tell Donald Molosi, he needs a Ugandan name. Perhaps Musisi, like an earthquake -a bold shaker of things. And perhaps this is not too far from the ideals he passes on in the two plays in “We Are All Blue”. He is African, yet he is not just African, he is a citizen of the … More I am Also Blue
Amorphousness. Even though there was no agreement, this seemed to be the un-uttered agreement. That African literature is an amorphous affair looked at differently from varying lenses. It is a kaleidoscope of perspectives and there will likely be no agreement as long as there are more than one people interested in it. Maybe it is … More Don’t Forget the Younger People