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Nyana Kakoma, Mariela Nagle for James Murua Literary LiveStream

Nyana Kakoma and Mariela Nagle are the guests at the James Murua Literary LiveStream on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 18:00 GMT/ 19:00 WAT/ 20:00 CAT/ 21:00 EAT. You can join the stream, brought to you in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse with financial support from the German Federal Foreign Office, on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter. […]


Sooo Many Stories give us new BookTube Channel #MeIRead

Ugandan publisher and blog Sooo Many Stories have unveiled their new BookTube channel, on YouTube, they call #MeIRead. Sooo Many Stories was started as a blog by Kampala based Nyana Kakoma in 2014 to shine a light on the Ugandan writing scene. It was unapologetically Ugandan. “This is the reason for this blog. To show […]

Festivals Kenya

Storymoja Festival 2017 set for Nairobi

An epic running of the Storymoja Festival 2017 is set for September 27 – October 1 in Nairobi, Kenya. The festival theme this year is “Black Peace.” The Storymoja Festival, founded by Storymoja Publishers in 2007, is one of the most important literary festivals on the African continent today. It was started with a small […]

Publishers Uganda

Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa signed to Sooo Many Stories

Cape Town based storyteller Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa has signed to Ugandan publisher Sooo Many Stories. She will be launching her memoir Flame and Song on April 4th, 2017 in Kampala. Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa comes from literary royalty. She is the daughter of legendary Ugandan poet, Henry Barlow, who is most famous for writing the iconic, […]

Launches Poetry Uganda

Kagayi Peter launches poetry collection in Kampala

There was a festive mood in Kampala as poet Kagayi Peter launched his debut poetry collection The Headline That Morning on 8th June 2016. The National Theatre in Kampala was the site for the launch for the debut collection of Kagayi Peter last Wednesday. It was also the day that the Museveni government was fulfilling […]

Poetry Uganda

Sooo Many Stories to launch Kagayi Peter’s poetry collection

Sooo Many Stories, Uganda’s newest publishing house, is set to launch Kagayi Peter’s poetry collection in June. Sooo Many Stories, run by the irrepressible Nyana Kakoma, was introduced to many of us as a blog which unashamedly promoted content from Uganda. The blog was on the cutting edge on all that was literature of all […]

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Writivism Day 1: Master Classes, Panel, Tsitsi and Rolex

*Jeff Koinange voice* What a day! What a series of master classes! What a panel! What a speech by the one and only TSISTI DANGAREMBGA! The Tsitsi of Nervous Conditions! The Tsitsi of Neria! Oh my! What a smokin’ day of Writivism Festival 2015! Someone call G4S!*ends voice narration* Day one of the Writivism Festival […]

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The Writivism Festival 2015 is here! (Day one is coming)

The hype towards the Writivism Festival 2015 happening in Kampala, Uganda has been intense with good reason. We love the idea of activism to get the writing gospel out there and this is one of the most innovative vehicles for African writers out there. This blogger arrived early Tuesday morning after a bus journey from […]


Writivism Workshops 2015: Kampala 28th-31st January

Then there was Kampala, Uganda. Kampala is very important to the Writivism narrative as this was the country where the initiative was first implemented. The workshop at the biggest city in Uganda was at the Uganda Museum and facilitated by Nyana Kakoma and Dilman Dila. Nyana Kakoma is blogger in the dark art of the […]