My three days at Writivism, that is Day 1, Day 3 and Day 5 could be summed up in three words. Decolonisation. Books. Women. The argument for Decolonisation, why you need to read and why you should heed the women. I’ve not been to a literary festival outside Uganda but the one thing I am … More Decolonisation. Books. Women.
You will not take it for granted that yet another poetry collection is released in Uganda today. For me, it has been a year of discovering and appreciating poetry from this country. At the beginning of the year, I was privileged to delve into Mulumba’s “Poetry in Motion”, then finally tasting Kagayi’s work in “The … More A Poetic Duet brings out the new from the old.
Joel Ntwatwa This collection of short stories by Writivism mentees deserved more than a few words so I took the time to give each one at least a paragraph review or so. This Writivism Flash Fiction Anthology is continuing celebration of African writing that keeps coming up to the surface and thanks must be given to … More Humour will Make Your Heart Skip A Beat
By Joel Ntwatwa After reading “Gambit: New African Writing Second Edition 2016”, you know you are one of two people; one that has read widely or one that has not (or one that eavesdrops a lot). I cannot begin to explain or relay the intellectual pleasure and eventual intellectual pressure it puts upon the reader. … More The Intellectual Pleasure and Pressure of GAMBIT: Newer African Writing