The Kampala Book Market Returns For the Christmas Edition

Posted on Dec 03, 2019
By Sean Musa Carter
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The Kampala Book Market will be held on Saturday 7th December 2019 at the Uganda Museum Main Hall from 10:00 am to 6:00pm. Entry is free.

CHRISTMAS THEME

The book market is only two and a half weeks before Christmas. 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.

GIFT WRAPPING

An experienced gift wrapper from Aristoc will be present to wrap purchased books in Christmas paper (if desired by the customer). There will be no charge for this service.

AUTHORS PRESENT

Authors who have said they will attend the 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”)
  • Bob Kisiki (“Deserted”)

 EXAMPLES OF OTHER FEATURED BOOKS

  • “Adavera” by Rachel Mutabingwa Zaramba
  • “Streetlights at Noon Eclipse” by Lantern Meet Foundation
  • “Kintu” by Jennifer Makumbi
  • “For my Negativity” by Ngobi Kagayi Mutanga
  • “My Village - The Heart of a Village Girl” by Phionah Bahungirehe
  • “MV Templar - A Survivor's Tale” by Alex Niyonzima

DISCOUNTED PRICES

Some books will be sold at highly discounted prices.

KEY ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED

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).

HUGELY IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS

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. This will be the 20th edition of the market.

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