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NABOTU to launch Luo dictionary

By Vision Reporter

Added 17th October 2005 03:00 AM

A new Luo dictionary has been published. The National Book Trust of Uganda (NABOTU) chairperson, James Tumusiime, said the dictionary, written by Prof. Alexander Odonga, would be launched during the national book fair this week.

A new Luo dictionary has been published. The National Book Trust of Uganda (NABOTU) chairperson, James Tumusiime, said the dictionary, written by Prof. Alexander Odonga, would be launched during the national book fair this week.

By Charles Musisi

A new Luo dictionary has been published. The National Book Trust of Uganda (NABOTU) chairperson, James Tumusiime, said the dictionary, written by Prof. Alexander Odonga, would be launched during the national book fair this week.

The fair, organised by NABOTU, is an annual event.

Speaking at his Nkrumah Road office in Kampala on Thursday, Tumusiime said the five-day event, slated to start today at the Garden City Exhibition Hall, aimed at promoting literacy, reading and writing.

“The dictionary is being launched in preparation for next year, declared the Year of African Languages,” he said.
Odonga, a lecturer at Makerere University Medical School, has also written other Luo books.

Tumusiime said the festival would coincide with the Festival of Contemporary African Writing, sponsored by the British Council.

“The theme for this year’s event is ‘promoting African writers.’ During the festival, NABOTU buys books and donates them mainly to schools. It also runs a children’s reading tent,” he said.

Tumusiime said education minister Namirembe Bitamazire would open the event, adding, “On Saturday we shall honour local writers and give them literary awards.”

NABOTU to launch Luo dictionary

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