Invitation to an International Public Dialogue

I am writing to invite you to participate in the international dialogue on writing and publishing. The discussion will focus on the general theme: Where is the Great African Novel?

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The debate will further examine some of the contemporary literary trends in writing today and new perspectives on publishing. It will address questions about the future of African writing, the role of literary prizes for African writers, the changing patterns in international publishing and what books the west expects from African writers.

Chaired by Deputy Editor of the international literary magazine Granta (UK) and Deputy Editor Chair of the Caine Prize Council, Ellah Allfrey, the panel will comprise some of Uganda’s leading writers including Doreen Baingana and Prof. Timothy Wangusa, and editor and writer Billy Kahora from Kenya.

The event is organised by African Writers Trust, a UK-based organization that facilitates interactions between African writers in the Diaspora and writers on the continent by promoting sharing of skills and learning between the two groups, in partnership with DOEN Foundation and the British Council.

This is a free event and will take place on Thursday, 31st May at Fairway Hotel, Kampala from 5-7pm. Come one, come all.

 

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Do you have a chapter in Chicago? I would love to connect with you all on this journey.

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We’re not in Chicago yet but feel free to share with us any writing or other from the Diaspora. Thanks.

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