Greetings from Turn The Page.
We hope that the month of November has started off well enough for you and those that you care about.
- In November…
Common Text For The Month: Dust – Yvonne Adhiambo Oduor.
During November, #TTPBookMeet will continue, as scheduled, with a reading and reflection of Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s Dust, our common text for the month. It will be the first of two book club meetings and will meet on November 11, 2016, in Hive Colab, from 5PM.
Dust is a spellbinding novel about a brother and sister who have lost their way; about how myths come to pass, history is written, and war stains us forever. It is a story of power, and deceit, unrequited love, survival and sacrifice.
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, its author, was born in Kenya. She is the winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing. Hers is a breathtaking new voice.
Copies of Dust are available across East Africa via Turn The Page’s online bookshop. Do not hesitate to call, text, message, tweet, or, better, order for your own copy.
Author Appearance: Dilman Dila.
For the second #TTPBookMeet in November, which will be held on November 25, 2016, we will be hosting Dilman Dila, the author of A Killing In The Sun, for a reading, conversation and signing.
Dilman Dila is a Ugandan writer who has been recognised in many international prizes including the BBC Radio Playwright Competition, Commonwealth Short Story Prize, and Short Story Day Africa Prize. He is the author of two short books, The Terminal Move and Cranes Crest At Sunset. His films have won critical acclaim, including a nomination for Best First Feature at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
A Killing In The Sun is a deftly crafted collection of speculative fiction from Africa. It draws from the rich oral culture of the author’s childhood to tell a wide variety of stories which run along the thin boundary of speculative and literary genres.
Copies of A Killing In The Sun are available across East Africa via Turn The Page’s online bookshop. Do not hesitate to call, text, message, tweet, or, better, order for your own copy.
- In December…
Book Tour: Othuke Ominiabohs’ East African Tour
TND Press, in collaboration with Fahimta Literary Discourse, will, in association with, amongst others, Turn The Page, bring Othuke Ominiabohs on a book tour of East Africa. Othuke is the Nigerian author of two titles; Odufa: A Lover’s Tale (2015) and A Conspiracy Of Ravens (2016).
In Kampala, the event, which will include readings, signing, and conversations will be held on December 2, 2016, at Alliance Française de Kampala, and will start at 7PM.
Copies of both Odufa: A Lover’s Tale and A Conspiracy Of Ravens are available across East Africa via Turn The Page’s online bookshop. Do not hesitate to call, text, message, tweet, or, better, order for your own copies of both titles.
Book Launch: Homegrown Love – Evelyn Karungi and Elma Asio.
Evelyn Karungi is a law graduate with a master’s degree in social sciences, and a certificate in United Nations Studies. She’s a go-getter who loves life; a social entrepreneur who enjoys living in both Kampala and New York. When she’s not working or writing, you can find her laughing, dancing, reading, or enjoying her favorite guilty pleasure: Korean dramas. Elma Asio is an accountant with a bachelor’s degree in commerce—but who needs numbers, when you have words? Quirky, loony, and a self-described “lucky bunny,” Elma has been writing stories for as long as she can remember, and is glad to have the opportunity to share some of them in Homegrown Love.
Homegrown Love is the short story collection you’ve always wanted, a gathering of beautifully observed, richly characterized, deftly plotted gems that focus on the tragedy and transcendence of everyday life. With humor, compassion, and appreciation for the resilience of the human spirit, these tales touch on a broad range of compelling topics, including the importance of holding on to hope and letting go of misguided love, integrating past hurts into a functional life, and how to cope with watching friends disappear as the golden years slip away. With warm and familiar narrative voices as your powerful yet gentle guides, you’ll find space for your own revelations and reflections through reading about experiences that will resonate with your own life. Comforting and inspiring, heart-rending and hilarious, Homegrown Love is a garden of delights where you will want to linger.
In association with Turn The Page, Homegrown Love will be launched in Kampala, at Piato Restaurant, on December 8, 2016, and starting at 6PM.
Copies of Homegrown Love will be made available across East Africa via Turn The Page’s online bookshop. Do not hesitate to call, text, message, tweet, or, better, order for your own copy.
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