Thursday, September 29, 2011

Extraordinary: Significant Women of Uganda Book NOW Available Internationally!

Since arriving on the Uganda art scene in 2001, Daudi Karungi has become one of Kampala’s leading artists and entrepreneurs.

Daudi set off one year ago to discover the extraordinary women of Uganda, in hopes of eventually
publishing a photo collection that celebrated their lives. Sending out calls for recommendations, and having many in mind on his own, he was quickly overwhelmed by the number of phenomenal women his country clearly had within its borders. Unable to capture them all, this book, Extraordinary:Significant Women of Uganda eventually resulted in a cross-section of over fifty women from all walks of life, young and old, professionals, artists, politicians and activists, sharing their experience of going after their dreams and continuing their journeys, often in the face of great challenges. These women greatly inspire with their wisdom, tenacity and beauty.

The last page of Extraordinary provides a template to add a photo and words, adding your favorite extraordinary woman to the book, making this a fantastic gift for the extraordinary women in your life! We know what the extraordinary women in our lives will be getting this holiday season!

Published by Afriart Gallery Books, each book is hardcover and will be signed by the author.

Awava has taken particular interest in getting this publication out to an international audience because it provides a platform for all of the amazing women we have come across and have the privilege of working with in Uganda. Two of Founding Director, Kate von Achen’s personal sheroes, and major inspirations for her coming to Uganda, world renowned feminists and Africanists, Honorable Miria Matembe and Sylvia Tamale are also featured in this book, making us even more giddy about its arrival!

We also want to give great thanks to the Dutch Ambassador and his amazing wife for welcoming us into their home last night for the private launch of this book. It was great to be able to meet and talk with most of the women featured in this book, and we will cherish all of the beautiful notes and signatures we acquired in our copy!

In Uganda you can buy the book at the following retail outlets:

  • Afriart Gallery (Kenneth Dale Drive~Kamwokya)
  • Aristoc Bookstore (Garden City Mall and Kampala Road)
  • The Duuka (at Emin Pasha Hotel~Nakasero)
  • Uganda Bookshop (Colville Street)
  • Banana Boat (Kisementi, Garden City Mall & Lugogo Game)
Internationally, you can purchase this amazing book here on our site!

For international wholesale, please contact Daudi at

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