Harriet Anena
Harriet Anena

Femrite is one of the most organised female collectives in the publishing industry on the continent. It has been described as more than just a feminist publisher by some but in truth what they do is as feminist as it gets. In a good way.

This year, the organisation has been doing a series of events showcasing some of the best writers we have on the continent with a focus on the ladies. Last month, the author being featured was Kenyan Ciku Kimeria who wrote Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges and there was a pretty good turn out.

The author for February was Harriet Anena, a Ugandan born poet whose book A Nation In Labour was presented in conversation with Juliane Okot P’Bitek. The Special Projects Office with the African Centre for Media Excellence read some of here her poems and engaged with those who rocked up at the Femrite offices in Kampala.

For those who might want to know more about this books I recommend that you read the review from our from So Many Stories here —> A Nation In Labour | Three voices, one book by Richard Oduor, Grace Kenganzi and David Kangye.

You can also read more about Harriet at the following links;

:: Harriet Anena

:: The making of a budding poet

Here are some images of the event courtesy of the event organisers.