On the count of three…


Some of our members taking a reading from Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu. (Photo: Comfort E’bong)

Turn The Page is more than just an online bookstore. It is a community, one that engages writers and their audience in interactive forums dedicated to discussing their work in our book club meetings, and, also, churns out reviews aimed at interesting both a sceptical and a zealous readership in contemporary works of African literature.

The Turn The Page book club is an open and all embracing bowl of enthusiastic, wonderful people who meet every fortnight to confer upon a scheduled text or book. Our meetings happen every after two weeks in Hive Colab, which is in Kanjokya House and on Kanjokya Street.

The book club is not an exclusive club an elite class of people or any other classification of any sort. Everybody is welcome, irrespective of their distinction is welcome.

Our activities range from book discussions, to interviews of or engagements with invited authors, book swaps, and book sales. We hope to create the perfect opportunity for book launches as well.

Our interactions are broadcast to those far away by way of a hash tag, #TTPBookMeet, which relays live tweets from the venue for those who, for any unavoidable reasons, are not able to share their company.

Following our detailed, year-long schedule, the book club has had three engagements so far. In the first meeting, we had an enriching discussion on How To Write About Africa, by Binyavanga Wainaina. In the second, we hosted, interviewed and reflected upon The Headline That Morning, a new collection of the poems of Peter Kagayi. The third had everybody sharing about Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu, which was our common text for the month of June.

Our next two meetings, for the month of July, will take place on July 8 and on July 22. On July 8, we will have an interview and interactive discussion with Harriet Anena, the author of A Nation In Labour. Then on July 22, we will meet to confer upon One Day I Will Write About This Place, by Binyavanga Wianaina, which is our common text for the month of July.

We will always be immensely delighted to welcome you, and your friends.