Friday, February 17, 2012

Our Uganda Friday: Creative Writing Talent in Uganda

by Darlyne Komukama

We love to read here at Awava and I can describe to you the excitement we had at discovering these two Ugandan websites that have quickly made it onto our daily visits.

First up is Uganda Modern Literary Digest or UMLD.

UMLD is a literary webzine for "some very fine writing from Uganda." Every month, it has about 5 new short stories by Ugandan writers and going through them, it is possible to believe that this country has a great future in literary fiction. The stories are personal, insightful and wonderfully written. We highly recommend it.

The next site is Urban Legend Kampala or ULK. (Yes, we are all about abbreviations here, in Uganda.)

ULK is a humour/satire site run by 5 very funny Ugandan men. Baz, Ivan, Erique, Sleek and Streetsider all got their start in the blogging community and quickly became the go-to blogs for many Ugandans. They then came upon the genius idea of starting their own website which has been going from strength to strength mainly because of their finger-on-the-pulse style of topical humour.

We hope you guys come to appreciate these websites as much as we do.

The rains are back, here in Kampala, so stay warm as you have a great weekend.

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