More from the International Public Dialogue–Where is the Great African Novel— that was held on 31 May, 2012.

Open discussion during the Editors workshop facilitated by Ellah Allfrey (Left) of Granta. The search for the Novel continues. Hilda Twongyeirwe, Coordinator of FEMRITE, in the middle, and Sophie Bamwoyeraki, writer, (Right).
Ellah Allfrey, deputy editor of Granta magazine, in conversation with Billy Kahora, managing editor of Kwani?, writer, and formerly shortlisted for the Caine Prize.

Also present was Doreen Baingana, Ugandan author of Tropical Fish, which won the 2006 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, best first book, Africa, and an AWP Short Fiction Award. With her is Prof. Timothy Wangusa, author of Salutations: Poems 1965-1975 (1977), Upon this mountain (1989), A Pattern of Dust: Selected Poems 1965-1990 (1994), Anthem for Africa (1995), and Africa’s New Brood (2006).

Doreen Baingana & Prof. Tim Wangusa

Then there are the usual ‘suspects’ like: (Left) Dr. Susan Kiguli, poet, Head of Lit Department, and author of  the wonderful poetry collection: The African Saga. With her is Dr. Robinah Kyeyune, School of Education, MUK.

Dr. Susan Kiguli & Dr. Robinah Kyeyune
Hugh Moffatt, British Council country Director, Uganda.


Yours truly: Goretti kyomuhendo, Director of AWT





Passing on the mikes…

the audience at the public dialogue taking notes

And the crowning moment:

The benefits of participating in the editors workshop, facilitated by Ellah Allfrey of Granta.


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