Makerere Honors Novelist Goretti Kyomuhendo: Re- Launches “Whispers from Vera” Novel


Makerere University  on Saturday 26th August 2023 honored novelist and literary activist, Goretti Kyomuhendo, during the closing ceremony of the  6th Mashariki {Eastern Africa} Literary and Cultural Studies Conference held at the Yusuf Lule Auditorium. 
The three day conference was organized by Makerere University College of Humanities & Social Sciences {CHUSS} in collaboration with the University of Witwatersrand and the British Academy.

The closing ceremony and book launch (Whispers from Vera) was presided over by Uganda’s iconic musical composer and performer who is also,  Head of Afrigo Band, Papa Moses Matovu.  

Matovu described Kyomuhendo’s recognition as a celebration of the Africa’s and East African culture and his role as Chief Guest, as  a beautiful song and monumental.
“I am moved by the determination of the academia to protect and promote our culture through platforms such as Mashariki Literary  and Cultural Studies conference.
 Loud support of Arts is very important and as Afrigo, we celebrate 48 years of existence and we extend knowledge  of cultural importance of how our people are attached to their identity and culture through  music”, Papa Matovu noted.

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