KAMPALA– The Fifth Edition of the Kampala book Market took place on Saturday at the Uganda Museum.
The event was aimed at creating a centralised place, promoting a reading culture in Kampala as well as providing market opportunities for writers.
The event saw authors and publishers showcase their works.
“Uganda has very many good writers, authors, and Publishers but most of their work is not out to the public and this is one of the sole reasons to link them to the buyers locally,” said Isaac Kasirye who was one of the organisers.
The event was graced by formidable authors, buyers and sellers such as Kevin O’Connor, Hamis Kiggundu, Felix Matogo, Uganda women’s writers’ Association (FEMRITE), African Writers Trust and African Studies Book centre among others.
Prof Austin Bukenya, a retired Lecturer of Literature from Makerere University was the guest of Honour.
“Everyone is a writer and communication is done either through writing or verbally,” Bukenya said.
Bukenya also urged poets and writers to maintain the basics in writing and empathised the issue of simplicity because one doesn’t write for self but for others to understand what he is trying to communicate.