New Art Gallery at Premier Inn Kampala

Premier Time By Sophie Alal Kampala can boast one more bright spot to her assortment of art spaces. Kampala Premier Inn recently converted a courtyard and living space into an art gallery. The inauguration of the space took place on 18th July. Co-owned by Ms Rosemary Mutawe and Ms Hannah Gray, Kampala Premier Inn’s main…

Latin Flavour is highly infectious

The Martyr: A tribute to Dr. Matthew Lukwiya 24 November 1957 – 5 December 2000. By Sophie Alal Latin Flavor Uganda is a local dance ensemble that welcomes professional as well as amateur dancers. Their last show, The Martyr, was a dramatic account of the outbreak of the ebola epidemic in Northern Uganda in 2000.…

A Face like Mine

By Pamela Orogot I lie in a hospital bed; No name to my face, Abandoned babe, Small and skinny, Disease infested Death knocking- You stop, Stare Move on. But I doubt you’ll forget a face like mine. I sit at a busy street; Six year old beggar, Runny nose, Lice infested, Swollen belly, Hunger biting-…

Time

By Rashida Namulondo In the corridor of time I peeped through the keyhole of 2099. The television said the nuclear war might be tomorrow The radio said, The globe has warmed up And the North Pole has melted away The phone said to the man with it, Evacuate! The government experiment was a disaster and…

The Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award 2013

Rashida Namulondo Wins Fifth and Last BNP Award for Uganda By Beatrice Lamwaka Rashida Namulondo has won the fifth Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award for 2013 with her poem, Time.The award ceremony was held in House of Biriyani in Kampala on Friday, 28 June 2013. The colorful event was attended by writers and literary enthusiasts, and…

On the Winning Path

Gulu Film makers win Uganda’s slot at Zanzibar International Film Festival By Omagor L’ Emorut Gulu Films shall grace Uganda’s pavilion at the Zanzibar International Film Festival. They are part of the artist collective United Youth Entertainment (UYE), who are this year’s winners for Uganda at the inaugural East Africa short story script writing competition.…

Raïs Neza Boneza

Raïs Neza Boneza was born in the former Zaïre, now Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr. Boneza is a writer and poet with 3 poetry collections, 2 books of non-fiction and several articles and essays on transformative justice. He has travelled extensively in Africa and around the world as a lecturer, educator and consultant for various…

Omagor L’Emorut

Omagor L’ Emorut Joseph was born on 5th December 1989. He initially attended Kamod Primary School in Serere district, and in 2002 he completed his primary education at St. James Primary School Bbiina, in Kampala. For his O Levels, he went to three different schools: Lakeside College Luzira, Strive College Mutungo and Berkeley Senior Secondary…

Ojok James Onono

Ojok James Onono was born in November 1988 in Kampala to the late Dr. Justine Omona and the late Omona Catherine. Earlier in that same year, Dr. Justine Omona had been transferred from Kiryadongo to Anaka Hospital where he died of natural causes in 1992. Five years later his Catherine died too. In 1997 Ojok…

2013 Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award

The success of women’s writing in Uganda has been experiencing a renaissance. As younger generations of writers come of age, they are now giving back to their communities in the form of opportunities. One of these remarkable ladies is Ms Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva, who quit her job in order to devote her life to doing…