Kampala Book Market Set for December 7 at Uganda Museum

The Kampala Book Market 2018 edition.

The Uganda Museum will host this year’s edition of the Kampala Book Market scheduled for this Saturday December 7, with organizers promising a collection of exciting books on sale.

The 20th edition of the Kampala Book Market which is free will take place starting 10am to 6pm.

The book market is themed on Christmas, with only two and a half weeks to Christmas Day.

It provides an ideal opportunity for customers to buy books as Christmas presents for friends, relatives and loved ones.

“If desired, some of these books can be individually dedicated and autographed by the author,” the organizers said in a statement.

An experienced gift wrapper from Aristoc will be present to wrap purchased books in Christmas paper (if desired by the customer) at no cost.

Authors who have confirmed they will participate in the book market include: David Wandira (“Uganda Martyrs – Myth and Reality”), Kevin O’Connor (“Insights into Uganda”), Rutarindwa Mwene Barizeni (“Trapped in his own prison of Nile Mansions for 5 years”), Ronald Sekajja (“Wetlips”), Agrace Apuhsirwe (“We were not born in the Wrong Era”) and Bob Kisiki (“Deserted”).

Other featured books that will be on sale include: “Adavera” by Rachel Mutabingwa Zaramba, “Streetlights at Noon Eclipse” by Lantern Meet Foundation and “Kintu” by Jennifer Makumbi.

The others are: “For my Negativity” by Ngobi Kagayi Mutanga, “My Village – The Heart of a Village Girl” by Phionah Bahungirehe and “MV Templar – A Survivor’s Tale” by Alex Niyonzima

Some of he books will be sold at highly discounted prices.

The Kampala Book Market is a monthly initiative of major Ugandan literary organisations led by the Uganda Society, the African Studies Bookstore, Lantern Meet Foundation, and the Uganda Women Writers’ Association (Femrite).

Held since May 2018, the market has become a major platform for promoting African literature.

It assists people who are looking for something new to read from local writers. The market draws hundreds of people every month. It connects booksellers to book buyers, and publishers to authors.

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