|Dimensions||210 x 148 mm|
|Publisher||Femrite Publications, Uganda|
Never Too Late
edited by Hilda Twongyeirwe, Aaron Mushengyezi
Images of loneliness, seduction, unfulfilled dreams and torn lives emerge on the pages of this anthology to challenge readers to search for answers for a better life. The authors use The Role of Christianity as the running theme for most of the stories. This is a unique and interesting collection of stories about the life of teenagers. The stories, set in Uganda, offer rare insights into the emotional turbulence and social crises that usually remain unrecognisable and invisible to adults.
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About the Editors
Hilda grew up in Kacerere village, in Kabale district. She has co-edited two publications aimed at making heard voices of marginalized women; Farming Ashes (2008) and Beyond the Dance (2009). She has also contributed short stories and poems in different anthologies including; A Woman’s Voice (1998), Words From a Granary (2001), Tears of Hope (2003), Pumpkin Seeds and Other Stories (2009), Talking Tales (2009), Painted Voices (2008 & 2009) and Butterfly Dance (2010). She has published children’s books in Runyankore- Rukiga courtesy of Longhorn publishers. In 2008 she was awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the National Book Trust of Uganda for outstanding contribution to children’s literature for her book Fina the Dancer (2007). Fina the Dancer is used as a Reader in Primary Schools in Rwanda. Hilda holds a Diploma in Education, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences and an MA in Public Administration and Management from Makerere University. She is currently the Coordinator of FEMRITE – Uganda Women Writers Association. Read an interview with Hilda here.
Dr. Mushengyezi graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in the USA and is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Literature at Makerere University. He is a specialist in children’s literature and child literacy. He has authored Twentieth Century Literary Theory (2003), co-edited Africa in World Affairs (2004), and contributed articles on literature for children in several journals and books including The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature (2006), Performing Community: Essays on Ugandan Oral Culture (2008), and Performing Change: Identity, Ownership and Tradition in Ugandan Oral Culture (2009). He has also contributed short stories in several anthologies including Michael’s Eyes: The War against the Ugandan Child (2005) and The Mermaid of Msambweni and Other Stories: An Anthology from Africa (2007). Aaron has won many awards including a Postdoctoral fellowship from the African Humanities Program of the American Council of Learned Societies and an award from the Ford Foundation’s International Fellowships Program.