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Ugandan Literature at our Christmas Book Fair

Our Christmas Book Fair is now in its third season with this years theme: Ugandan writing across genres. On Saturday 2nd December 2023 at 32 Degrees East, Kansanga, an independent non-profit organisation, focused on the creation and exploration of contemporary art in Uganda, we celebrated all kinds of Ugandan Literature There were a variety of…

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Ekyoto Night with Tontoma Poetry Jazz Session

In cooperation with Tontoma Poetry Jazz Session we hosted a cozy evening of poetry and music in our GZK basement. ‘Ekyoto’ is a Luganda word meaning fire place where food is cooked. In Buganda culture Ekyoto is where adults passed wisdom and knowledge to the young to empower them for the challenging world that lay…

Launch of Whispers from Vera at the 6th Mashariki Literary and Cultural Studies Conference

The Launch of Goretti Kyomuhendo’s Whispers from Vera happened during the 6th Mashariki Literary and Cultural Studies Conference. It was held at the zenith of the Conference, shortly before the official closure of the event. It was held in the Yusuf Lule Central Teaching Facility Auditorium at Makerere University. The event celebrated Goretti Kyomuhendo’s novel…

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Whispers from Vera @20: A Celebration

Whispers from Vera, by Goretti Kyomuhendo, was first published in Uganda in 2002 by Monitor Publications Ltd to great acclaim. This activity was to mark the novel’s 20 – year publication anniversary, with the relaunch of a reworked edition, published by the African Writers Trust Ltd in August 2023.   The event was a great success…

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Christmas Book Fair

Our year ended with our yearly Christmas Book Fair. The first edition of this event happened in 2021. It shall bring together publishers, literature associations/ communities, individuals and all who are interested in the art of reading. Further, we want the book fair to be a platform for our close partners to connect, showcase their…

Mitchz Manifest

Mitchz Manifest

On 10th of August Isabirye Mitch and other artists performed a silent poetry show at our basement. By performing poetry with and without acoustic music the audience could really enjoy various kinds of poetry. Each with their individual touch given by the performers. With the earphones given out each person in the audience could really…

Amani festival

Amani Festival

GZK GOES UPCOUNTRY! The cultural team has been travelling to Arua to join the Amani Festival 2022. This festival went for three days from 18th to 20th August including many activities with many different partners. There were dance, singing performances, fashion shows, workshops and a lot more. GZK’s supported Amani Festival with a  poetry slam…