Monday, October 15, 2007

The Jambula Tree

As East African journalists and editors craft hate pieces against local homosexuals, half a world away, an East African woman has received an award for a brave coming of age story on just this topic. The Caine Prize for African Writing was awarded to Ugandan Arac de Nyeko for a compelling Bildungsroman on the lives of two Ugandan girls as told in a letter from Anyango to the long lost Sanyu, exiled to far-off London by her parents.

Read here from Dorothy Adhiambo as she writes a review on her award tale.