A collection of short stories and poems through the African Freelance writers Trust's creative writing program produced in relationship with the English Council
PrefaceвЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦. 3 Lillian A. Aujo
The Eye of Poetry вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦... 4 Obtaining SomewhereвЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦.. 6 Elone In. Ainebyoona
That Same NightвЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦.... 11 Gloria Kembabazi Muhatane
The Gemstone and Your DreamsвЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦ 12 Davina Kawuma
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I Died AliveвЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦........ 35 Joanita Male
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In 84вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦вЂ¦..... 38 Sneha Susan Shibu
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January 2013 saw the successful realization of the joint mentoring system between the African Writers Trust and the Uk Council Uganda. The program, which paired emerging Ugandan writers with established UK based writers, lasted half a year. During this period the mentees published short testimonies and poetry and received critical responses on their functions via email. The main objective of the programme was to challenge and inspire rising writers and poets to produce good materials by focusing on professional writing development and offering useful creative composing guidance.
In the beginning of the job, we attempted to fulfill two aims; to enable the mentees to develop a portfolio also to instill in them the confidence and skills to create convincing and potent writings. We as well hoped for the scheme to culminate within an anthology of short reports and poetry to showcase the mentees work. I am pleased to report that nearly all the mentees involved in the programme, created publishable brief stories and poems and a selection of these are included in this anthology. It gives myself much satisfaction and take great pride in to declare that 3 writers through the scheme had been offered spots on the Caine Prize to get African Writing annual composing workshop, which is held in Uganda in April 2013. The mentees who will participate in this workshop were selected around the strength with their writing. I wish to take this possibility to applaud these people on this milestone achievement. I am self-confident that all their participation in this prestigious workshop will additional enrich their particular writing, and give them more prospects within their writing and publishing professions.
At the African Writers Trust, our mission is to connect Photography equipment writers inside the Diaspora for the mutual sharing of expertise and assets. One of the preferred results on this mentoring structure is to generate an online support network between authors in Uganda and authors in the UK. In future, we decide to scale up this system and reproduce it consist of African countries, especially where there is great requirement for writing expertise development as well as the creation of writing and publishing options for rising writers. I have to thank the British Authorities for this superb partnership and then for their good belief in the development of Photography equipment writers. We would also like to increase my gratitude to the advisors for their commitment to the mentees and the programme. My gratitude also visits Ekene Oboko, who has worked well tirelessly editing and enhancing and adding this collection together. Last but not least, but absolutely by no means least, I would like to congratulate the mentees that have contributed to this stunning collection. The stories and poetry are different and ambitious in their search and social observations with the multifaceted mother nature of the human being condition and although many look at the...