Literary Events to Look Out for in Kampala, this July – August.

I’m pretty excited about the next month, August in a literary way. Here are some of the events I am looking forward to.


Turn The Page Africa Book Club

Turn The Page Africa Book Club Meetings happen every fortnight on Friday at Hive Colab. Tomorrow’s text is Binyavanga Wainana’s  “One Day I Will Write About This Place”. Discussion starts at 5:30pm and ends at 7:30pm. Please come with a friend. Find the year’s schedule for the texts we shall be reading here.




doreen-bainganaMaisha Moto: In conversation with Doreen Baingana

Just tomorrow from 3-6pm, in partnership with Uganda Women Writers’ Association (FEMRITE), Maisha Garden presents Maisha Moto: In conversation with Doreen Baingana. Join us once again in the beautiful Maisha Garden as we talk to Commonwealth Writers’ Prize-winning author Doreen Baingana, about telling our own stories, the Ugandan imagination and her next book.

Femrite20FEMRITE @ 20

Before July though, next week , from 28th to 30th July 2016, FEMRITE will host an international Conference on the theme; FEMRITE@20; Rethinking African Literature. This will be held at the school of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Kampala – Uganda. The conference will be an opportunity for writers, scholars, literary critics and other interested parties to engage with African literature discourse on varied sub-themes, through panel presentations, workshops, book launches, Keynote addresses and poetry recitals. For more info email or call +256 414 543943.



We Want War

The Poetry Shrine : We Want War

Which I wrote about here continues with its featured poets hosting Rushongoza, a firebrand poet in a one man poetry recital on the 2nd of August 2016 at the National Theatre titled We Want War! Tickets are UGX 10,000 and UGX 25,000.





This will take place from 11 to 17th August. The monthly UBHH will be held on the 18th as a culmination of the blogging week. For updates on the Uganda Blogging Community, please visit



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The 4th Annual Writivism Festival

From 22nd to 28th August. Look out for : Readers Choice Awards, This is Africa keynote addresses and Long Story Short performances. Other activities include workshops for aspiring literature sector entrepreneurs, teenagers & children, school visits, book launches and readings, prize awards ceremonies, panel discussions, a photo exhibition, etc.





The #Babishai2016 Poetry Festival

Africa’s only Poetry festival is back this year and will run from 24-26th August. It will take place at Maria’s place in Ntinda. Fee is UGX 5,000 per day. There’s a lot to look forward to this year! Do check out the Festival Program here.





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