Regional Residency

1st Regional Residency for African Women Writers

1st Regional Residency for Africn Women Writers

ISBN 9789970700226
ePub ISBN 9789970480012
Pages 142
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2009
Publisher Femrite Publications, Uganda
Formats Paperback, eBook

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PUMPKIN SEEDS AND OTHER GIFTS
Stories from the FEMRITE Regional Writers Residency, 2008
edited by Helen Moffett, Violet Barungi

The names of those who penned the writings in this impressive collection alone tell half the story. They tell their stories in different modes. They run the whole gamut – they tell of defiance, and spin hilarious tales of elopement and wry tales of despair, loss and lovelessness. Some of the poems lift up the heart, and others peel back the blinkers that blind our eyes. There is the romantic, the macabre and the surreal. The writings never leave you indifferent – you are likely to take sides, to get angry, to laugh, to cry, and to think of a lot that goes on inside the human heart.

Participants included; Alal Sofie Brenda, Badoe Yaba, Betty Makashema, Colleen Higgs, Hellen Moffet, Lillian Tindyebwa, Margaret Ntakalimaze, Mastidia Mbeo, Philomena Rwabukuku, Winnie Munyarugerero, Yemodish Bekere, Olivia Jembere, Kingwa Kamencu,and Constance Obonyo.

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