ISBN 9789970700202
ePub ISBN 9789970700288
Pages 118
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2009
Publisher Femrite Publications, Uganda
Formats Paperback, eBook

Farming Ashes

Tales of Agony and Resilience

edited by Violet Barungi, Hilda Twongyeirwe

The traumatised woman who dies of grief, the girl whose dream to become a doctor is thwarted, the little girl who raises a vulnerable family of little children because her parents and all her relatives have been killed by LRA rebels, and many other harrowing tales comprise this collection of Farming Ashes.

These are real life experiences told by women of Northern Uganda about the atrocities that they have endured for over two decades at the hands of the notorious rebel leader, Joseph Kony and his vicious lieutenants. Farming Ashes offers cogent and explosive tales of the LRA exploits that are disturbing and baffling in the extreme and leave the reader asking the question: 'Why?' and longing for 'the world of no war', as one of the storytellers puts it.

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About the Editors

Violet Barungi

Violet Barungi was born in Mbarara district, Western Uganda. She was educated at Bweranyangi Girls’ School, Gayaza High School and Makerere University, Kampala, where she graduated with an honours degree in History. She is married and has six children. Violet Barungi’s works deal mainly with human relationships, gender issues and education of the girl child. Over My Dead Body was inspired by her deep concern for girls who are lured into early marriages to rich men before they finish their education. When things go wrong, and their marriages fail, they find themselves without anything to fall back on. Visit Violets website here and read an interview with Violet here.

Hilda Twongyeirwe

Twongyeirwe Hilda is an editor and has also published creative and non-fiction works in different anthologies and Journals. She is currently the Executive Director of FEMRITE - Uganda Women Writers Association. She is a recipient of 2018 National Medal and 2018 Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) Award, both for her contribution to Uganda's Literary Heritage and Women Emancipation. She is a member of The Graca Machel Trust Women in Media Network, Action for Development and FEMRITE.

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