African Literary NGOs: Power, Politics, and Participation by Doreen Strauhs

By Doreen Strauhs

Offering the radical thought of the "literary NGO," this research combines interviews with modern East African writers with an research in their expert actions and the cultural investment area to make an unique contribution to African literary feedback and cultural stories.

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This setup has meant that the trustees of Kwani Trust85 have been individually and personally liable should the trust undergo any legal battles or different interests of any kind. This level of exposure for the trustees could have been problematic. Due to this critical point and also driven by the interest in enlarging its revenue from the publications in order to gain greater financial independence, Kwani Trust wanted to change its status. Wachuka remarked on this in September 2009: So the next phase, which we have begun recently, is to incorporate the Trust as a corporate body, which means that you create a company that has limited liability that is owned by the Trust, which becomes the company through which all business is done.

FEMRITE’s desire to break free from the academic framework in Uganda also once more highlights the shift in the Ugandan production of literary creativity from Literature Departments and for-profit publishing houses to frameworks outside the university, like LINGOs. In pursuing the divorce from the university framework, Okurut managed to gain space for the women’s group at the National Theatre in Kampala. At the National Theatre, an interim committee was set up to keep track of the growing group and its ideas.

Due to this critical point and also driven by the interest in enlarging its revenue from the publications in order to gain greater financial independence, Kwani Trust wanted to change its status. Wachuka remarked on this in September 2009: So the next phase, which we have begun recently, is to incorporate the Trust as a corporate body, which means that you create a company that has limited liability that is owned by the Trust, which becomes the company through which all business is done. Kwani Trust would therefore remain a ‘parent’ organisation, with its trustees holding the said company in trust.

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