Kenyans will be familiar with a partnership in the last few years called BLNRB. This project involved artists, of the musical kind, from between Kenya city Nairobi and German city Berlin. The project involved the two sets of artists collaborating and fashioning an album and touring in the two countries.
The Germans have struck again only with literature. This time the city doing something is Bremen and the African city doing something is Ugandan capital city Kampala. This is in a new project where six writers from the two cities use one platform to churn out some transcultural writing. Excitos! The Ugandan writers include our favourite blogger of Ugandan literature and founder of Soooo (I’m never sure about the number of O’s in this word) Many Stories Nyana Kakoma who also writes fiction under the pen name Hellen Nyana. Also on the African side is Deborah Asiimwe and Ssekandi Ronald Ssegujja.
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Ha ha ha. Three O’s, James!
Also, Hellen Nyana is my maiden name so all the stuff I wrote before I got married is under Hellen Nyana. Nyana Kakoma work started 2014.
Thanks for this.