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As we struggle with the loss of Chinua Achebe

Goretti Kyomuhendo African Writers Trust would like to hear your thoughts on and tributes to his influence and accomplishments.  Below, some remarks made in 2012 by Goretti Kyomuhendo on Chinua Achebe’s importance to her:

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Free Word Centre

African Book Festival upcoming–Oct 26 & 27–at Free Word Centre, London.

Straight from the organizers’ website: ‘The African Book Festival evolved out of an earlier event run by Nii Ayikwei Parkes, called the African Book Mark, as a response to complaints about a lack of range of books from Africa in bookstores. He invited publishers to send books at a discount and, where possible, authors to the […]

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Kyomuhendo and Baingana

A feast of Words and Wine for Ugandan Writers

Two writing and mentoring workshops for emerging Ugandan writers kicked off at the end of October 2011, running through the first week of November at the Uganda National Museum in Kampala.  The workshops were organised by African Writers Trust, (AWT) an organisation based in the UK and operational in Uganda, that facilitates interactions between African […]

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Beatrice Lamwaka

Beatrice Lamwaka interviews Goretti Kyomuhendo

Quite a detailed one on African Writers Trust. Beatrice Lamwaka was recently shortlisted for the Caine Prize 2011 for her short story,  Butterfly Dreams. In this interview, Kyomuhendo highlights the beginning, current status and vision of the Trust. Click here to read the interview.

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Dr. Susan Kiguli

Finding money for the arts

By Goretti Kyomuhendo In my 15 years as a cultural worker, I don’t remember any one moment when I found it easy to raise funds to do my work. It has always been a struggle. Culture, and any work related to it is always pushed to the periphery. What is given more priority is usually […]

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