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Artist interviews, Issue 022 July '12, Visual Art »

[2 Jul 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Chris Mugarura: The present and future of Ugandan comics industry

Chris Mugarura is a Ugandan comics artist, striving hard to enrich the comics industry and trying to change people’s stereotypical perceptions towards comics. He believes he can do this through his masterful comics skills and compilations.

Artwork critiques, Issue 022 July '12, Literature »

[2 Jul 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Summoning the Rains: African women on patriarchy

Summoning the Rains is a collection of short stories by ethnically diverse African women, published by Femrite after their 3rd Writers’ Residency. In this review, Serubiri Moses wishes to explore the representations of women and young girls in the book and relate these images to social and political paradigms, both current and past.

Creative techniques, Issue 022 July '12, Literature, Special analysis »

[2 Jul 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Can a writer earn a living in Uganda?

Can a writer earn a living in Uganda? Who is a writer anyway? Does a journalist qualify as a writer? Iwaya Mataachi has interviewed Ugandan writers Beverley Nambozo, Jackee Batanda, Akiyo Michael Kasaija, Joachim Buwembo, and Beatrice Lamwaka to find out.

Artwork critiques, Issue 022 July '12, Music »

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Curating the Acoustics Sessions

The Acoustics Sessions at MishMash, a monthly night that began running in January of this year, showcases undiscovered musicians who, despite having technical and musical proficiency in music, are not confident enough to stand up for it. Serubiri Moses reviews the music event and goes behind the scenes to talk to its curators.

Issue 022 July '12, Special analysis »

[2 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]
Do art festivals matter?

Art festivals like the recent LaBa! Street Art Festival give visitors a chance to get away from the struggle of life and indulge in something more pleasant; arts and entertainment. Kudos to the many who involves themselves by bringing wares to the tables and performances to the tents, but where does the street that hosts an art festival lead us, asks Samuel Lutaaya.

Issue 022 July '12, Opinions, Visual Art »

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Curving a niche in social transformation through Art

Ugandan visual artists want to help the slum-dwelling communities of Kampala to express their views artistically. Through creative media like painting, sculpture and printmaking the artists hope to start a dialogue on issues that affect the communities. Nathan Kiwere of the Uganda Visual Artists Association explains the slum art project.