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First book signing excites readers

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd September 2009 03:00 AM

FOR years, Uganda’s book industry has prided in self-promotion which targets only the already converted. But last week saw a change wave sweep over the industry as publisher WordAlive and Aristoc Booklex organised a book signing ceremony at Garden City,

FOR years, Uganda’s book industry has prided in self-promotion which targets only the already converted. But last week saw a change wave sweep over the industry as publisher WordAlive and Aristoc Booklex organised a book signing ceremony at Garden City,

By Emmanuel Ssejjengo

FOR years, Uganda’s book industry has prided in self-promotion which targets only the already converted. But last week saw a change wave sweep over the industry as publisher WordAlive and Aristoc Booklex organised a book signing ceremony at Garden City, that attracted six authors.

Most of the authors were from Kenya. Fred Geke (Best Foot Forward and Dare to Dream Again), excitedly revealed that he is a ghost writer while Anthony Gitonga, who calls himself a personal growth writer, excited many with his sheer knowledge and purpose at a youthful age.

Also exciting was the American-African (of American origin but born and raised here) children’s author Shel Arensen with his Rugendo rhino series.

But whether it was because charity begins at home or because poetry is fast becoming popular, Justice James Ogoola hardly had breathing space at the book signing.

But Ogoola is not a man to leave on only praises. He told the media: “You should review your role as far as book are concerned.”

Sometimes, to judge a book you first judge its author. Only those who turned up at Aristoc last Saturday got that chance.

First book signing excites readers

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