The FEMRITE Week of Activities
In 2000, FEMRITE launched its first Annual literary week of activities, a milestone in Uganda’s heritage. This week, a gem on the writing scene of Uganda, was the first of many. It started off with celebrated Ghanaian author, Professor Ama Ata Aidoo, who stirred the Ugandan literary giants to rekindle their pens. The Chairperson at the time, Mary Karooro Okurut, The Coordinator, Goretti Kyomuhendo, Editor Violet Barungi and celebrated authors and poets like Susan Kiguli, Lillian Tindyebwa and Christine Lalobo, lit a flame and since then, have handed over the literary candle to the next generation of writers.

Since 2000, the FEMRITE week of activities have been a must attend event on Uganda’s national calendar. The weeks of activities are usually held within the second week of January. However, from 2006, this was changed to mid year. In 2006, FEMRITE celebrated ten years of its existence and to celebrate, FEMRITE invited celebrated author Professor Akachi from Nigeria, launched two books and climaxed the celebrations at a grand dinner dance presided by Her Royal Highness, The Nabagereka of Buganda, Lady Sylvia Nagginda.
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