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Poetry _ Covid Reading

Online Reading Culture

In general, our reading culture events aim to promote the writers and poets of Uganda and other African countries, but also to build a bridge between our language and cultural program. This event reaches out to Ugandan writers of all genres, often cooperating with Uganda’s female writers association FEMRITE, which we are collaborating with for…

Reading with Femrite Amazing Grace Kirabo

Reading with Femrite: Amazing Grace Kirabo

On February 20th 2019, Uganda Women Writers’ Association (FEMRITE) held a reading at Goethe Zentrum Kampala/ UGCS Conference Room with the now 14-year old Amazing Grace Kirabo, who presented her book “Nurtured by a Blind Mother. The Courage to Believe”, which was published during the time she was only 12 years old. Amazing Grace Kirabo…

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The Jalada Mobile Literacy & Arts Festival

The Jalada Mobile Literacy & Arts Festival is the first mobile literary festival in Africa initiated by a group of writers who came together to link up and work together and celebrate cultural diversity. The festival is a hybrid between a traditional place-based festival and a bus tour. The tour covered 5 countries (12 towns): Kenya…

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THE SPOKEN WORD PROJECT AT THE GZK/UGCS

In recent years, the Spoken Word has gained great popularity in Germany – the biggest Poetry Slam of Europe, the Bunkerslam, takes place annually in different German cities. But also in bars, museums and coffee shops of Kampala and other African cities a Spoken Word and Poetry Scene has gradually developed. Until now it has…