Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut is the current Cabinet Minister in Charge of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda. She is an award winning writer, and the founder of FEMRITE. Her novel The Official Wife won the 2004 Nabotu Book Trust Award. She is a celebrated Ugandan novelist, playwright, newspaper columnist and social and political commentator. Her works include Child of a Delegate, The Invisible Weevil, The official Wife, Potiphar’s Daughter, The Switch and a play; The Curse of the Sacred Cow. She also published numerous short stories in FEMRITE anthologies.