‘Women writers are leaving men behind, says Taban lo Liyong in his interview for Uganda’s Daily Mirror. ‘There is need to set up workshops for both.’
Nayana Kakoma has a daughter and ‘I cannot find her stuff to read that does not have ponies and long blonde hair.’ So she’s starting a publishing company in Uganda.
In the West, years of deep discounts in the trade and audience-attracting freebies in self-publishing have led to concerns about books being undervalued. In Uganda, pricing runs the other way.
The Ugandan International Writers Conference revealed a wide-variety of new initiatives aimed at elevating the professionalism of African writing.