Just try to get into this year without slipping on a banana peel. ‘Words Without Borders’ this month helps you pick yourself up off the floor, with international humor.
‘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.