From 28th-30th July 2016, FEMRITE in partnership with The Miles Morland Foundation, American Embassy, African Women’s Development Fund and Makerere University Literature Department celebrated 20 years of committed service to the arts and culture sector in Uganda and beyond. The major activity was an international Conference on the theme; FEMRITE@20; Rethinking African Literature. The conference took place at the school of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Kampala – Uganda. Other activities included a teleconference at the American Embassy, book launches, a poetry night and a cocktail. The events brought together writers and other artists, civil society organizations working in the arts, writers, and academics from all over the world.
Barbara Oketta is an educationist, writer, freelance editor, and translator of English works to Kiswahili. She has previously served as executive treasurer and executive board member for FEMRITE (Uganda Women Writers Association). Barbara’s works have been published both in
Paula specializes in digital anthropology and anthropology of art, visual culture, media and globalization. She is currently doing research on African women writers, based on fieldwork in Tanzania and Ghana, with an emphasis on feminism and Pan-Africanism. See project
Beyond Intertextuality: Self-Reclamative Narratives in Efuru, The Last of the Strong Ones and Americana. Mnguember Vicky Sylvester (Ph.D) Department of English University of Abuja – Nigeria Abstract Flora Nwapa’s novel Efuru is no doubt, a metatext that remains a