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Off to Kampala

By Bookshy @bookshybooks
In less than a week, I'll be boarding a flight and making my way to Entebbe, and then Kampala for the 2016 Writivism Festival. Celebrating its fourth year, Restoring Connections is the theme - connections between African writing in English and French, and I am sure other connections will be explored along the way. This will be my first time in Uganda.  Off to Kampala
Last year had panels on Anglophone and Francophone Literature with my girl-crush Ndinda Kioko, Aaron Bady and Edwidge Gro; as well as on non-fiction with Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Ikhide Ikelola and Michela Wrong to name a couple. This year, there will be readings, workshops, book launches, key note speeches and more. At the Festival will be publishers, journalists, academics, authors, visual artists, bloggers, activists and more - from over 10 countries. I'll be there as a blog partner, as an observer, as a moderator, but more than that, I'll be there as an African book lover. I'll be honest, I don't know what to expect; but I do know I am excited to be in Kampala, to be at Writivism - to see what the city and festival has to offer. I will, of course, be sharing as much as I can while I am there - taking tons of photos, chatting to as many people as  I can, tweeting where I can; and will share as much as I can here on the blog when I get back. 
So here's to literature, to African literature, to literary festivals and to Writivism. Uganda, here I come!!!!


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