The Uganda Women Writers Association (FEMRITE) invites submissions for the 4th Regional Women Writers Residency to be held in November 2012. The main objectives of the residency are:
First published in 2009 by FEMRITE and edited by Ugandan author Violet Barungi, Talking Tales is a collection of twenty short stories and poems- written by different female authors. The stories came out of a number of workshops held by FEMRITE for female authors held in Kampala Uganda. Talking Tales covers several themes: forbidden love, […]
Beyond the Dance shines the light on female genital mutilation or circumcision, a practice that is common in some parts of Africa, and elsewhere. The book is a compilation of testimonies, edited by Ugandan feminist authors, Violet Barungi and Hilda Twongyeirwe. It features testimonies from women, who have personally experienced circumcision.
Set against the backdrop of a civil war, this book tells the story of Cassandra, a young, beautiful, independent and ambitious girl who is out to conquer the world, without a man’s hand. She believes that women have more going for them than the subservient role designed for them by society. She therefore wants to be different and she has carefully laid out her plans up the ladder of success. That is until she meets Raymond………….and falls in love!
Since her first book came out in 1996, Goretti Kyomuhendo has emerged as one of the foremost female writers from Uganda. “Secrets no More”, her second book which came out in 1999, won first prize from the National Book Trust of Uganda the same year.
In The Deadly Ambition, Glaydah Namukasa’s talents as a storyteller are evident. Her characters are compelling, and the tempo is sustained thus keeping readers engaged. Even the evil Busagwa is made, somewhat human, with the exposure of his vulnerabilities and troubled upbringing.