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Summoning the Rains

Third FEMRITE Regional Residency for African Women Writers

edited by Hilda Twongyeirwe, Ellen Banda-Aaku

One of the greatest challenges faced by African women writers is finding the time and the space to write. In November 2011 the third FEMRITE African Women Writers Residency alleviated this challenge for 15 women writers from 11 different countries across the continent. The writers from Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Tunisia, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, and Botswana gathered in Kampala, Uganda for two weeks. This anthology is the product of the writing developed before and during the residency. The short stories included are told from different perspectives, with varied voices, some experienced, others less so, but all told with freshness and honesty.

ISBN 9789970700257 | 238 pages | 203 x 133 mm | 2012 | Femrite Publications, Uganda | Paperback


eBook ISBN: 9789970700264


"... This is deft, witty stylish anthology by an exciting new generation of women from all over Africa, writing about rapid change and the unchanging:..."

Maggie Gee, Author of "The White Family"

"...This collection proves that the continent's literary legacy is in good hands."

Lauri Kubuitsile, Author

"This is a rich tapestry of stories that transport you into worlds that are at once fantastic and real..."

Julius Ocwinyo, Author

"Summoning the Rains and the FEMRITE Residency which produced it are valuable contributions to the fight to win for African women the freedom, space and peace to develop their voices more fully, to practice and hone their craft, gaining the confidence to take their writing further and deeper."

Elinor Rooks, University of Leeds, LUCAS Bulletin



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