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.
Nakitto Irene is a Ugandan born poet and writer. She is the author of the blog email@example.com, has written over 50 poems some of which have been shortlisted in university writing competitions, has written and published with online the thirst magazine,
Peace T. Kyamureku FEMRITE – Contribution of women writers in the development of Uganda Ms Kyamureku sought to address the 3 “Ws”; Women, Work and Writing. She looked at how FEMRITE’s hard work of 20 years has impacted the work of other women. To what extent is the FEMRITE
Prof. Mercy Mirembe Ntangare Makerere University – The Woman’s Equation in Uganda’s Entertainment Industry Prof. Ntangaare explained the equation as the triangular relationship of women in the market place with elements feeding into each other beginning with any of the 3;
Ebedi International Writers Residence, Nigeria – Empowerment of Women’s Literature Through Writers Residency Programmes: The Ebedi Experience Dr. Wale Okediran gave a presentation on the Ebedi International Writers’ Residence in Nigeria founded by him. Although it is open to