CfP: FEMRITE@20 – Rethinking African Literature Conference, 28-30 July 2016, Kampala, Deadline: 30 March 2016

FEMRITE@20 – Rethinking African Literature

28th-30th July 2016

School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th March 2016


FEMRITE – Uganda Women Writers Association invites abstracts for 15 – 20 minute presentations during the international conference to celebrate its 20thanniversary. The conference will be held at the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda from 28th-30th July 2016. The conference is one of FEMRITE’s core activities to celebrate her achievements, friendships, partnerships and challenges over the last 20 years. 


Femrite Public Dialogue 2015

The conference will be a platform for writers, scholars, literary critics and other interested parties to engage, rethink and propose possible new directions for African Literature, which has been defined (and undefined) by different agencies at different moments. It has even been asserted, sometimes, that there is no such thing as African literature. Moreover, questions have been asked about women’s contribution to the African literature, the Diaspora’s influence on African literature, and the extent to which the same has been influenced by the current global trends.

We invite you to submit abstracts, not exceeding 200 words, on any of the sub-themes below:

  • African Literature in Curriculum Development boardrooms

  • Literature as a revolutionary tool for social justice

  • Literary criticism and contemporary African Literature

  • Women’s Literature and Inter-textuality

  • The Interface between Writing and Feminism

  • Reconstructing Womanness in the 21st Century Narratives

  • Literary Prizes and Women’s Writing

  • African Literature and Sexuality

  • Women, Work, Writing and the marketplace

  • Vulnerability and Agency in women’s narratives

Important dates to note:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th March 2016

All abstracts should be submitted electronically to:

Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 April 2016

Deadline for registration: 31 May 2016

Full paper submission deadline: 24 June 2016

If your proposal is accepted you will be invited to register for the conference. Upon payment of the registration fee, you will be sent a confirmation email receipt.

Please direct any further inquiries about the conference to Beatrice Lamwaka on email: and copy to:

Registration fees for the conference:

International participants: US $200

National participants: UGX 150,000

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