Save the date: The Uganda International Writers Conference, Kampala (15-17 May)

The 4th Uganda International Writers Conference 2019
Kampala, Uganda
May 15-17, 2019.

The fourth edition of the conference has a particular focus on the theme: The Right to Write in a Global Context. Just like previous years, you can expect participation from writers, poets, bloggers, playwrights, scholars, publishers, journalists and book enthusiasts from Africa and its Diaspora. There will be panel discussions, book chats and a host of other literary activities.



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Some highlights:

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi will be launching her new book Manchester Happened set to be published in May 2019.

‘In Conversation With Jackie Kay’. Jackie Kay was one of the judges for the 2014 Caine Prize. She is also a poet and novelist herself.

The international conference is organised by the African Writers Trust. The conference started in 2013 as a biennial international platform for writers and publishing professionals to converge for a week’s debate of intellectual stimulation and thought-provoking discussions. Since then it has hosted Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and Lemn Sissa as well as Noo Saro-Wiwa, Chinelo Okparanta, Julianne Okot Bitek in 2015.

For more click here.

And/or for additional information, registration fees and any other queries, please contact:

The African Writers Trust
Post: P.O Box 6753, Kampala, Uganda


Telephone number: +256 752 570573

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  1. Hello my name is Martin from Kyambogo University. I would like to suggest that you people also find a good way of recognising young talented writers. This is because they don’t how to expose their works n burst unto the limelight. Thank you!

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