Showing posts from January, 2012

Vitabubooks News | 'Remembering Okot p Bitek' Anthology: Call for Submissions

The year's not quite a month old but it's never too early to plan ahead. 20th, July, 2012 marks thirty years since Okot p Bitek left us. In celebration of Okot's life and achievements, David Tumusiime and Brian Bwesigye are compiling an anthology to be published in July on the said theme of “Remembering Okot p Bitek” Tumusiime and Bwesigye are inviting outstanding essays, reviews, scholarly articles, poems, short fiction and interviews directly and indirectly centering on Okot p Bitek's works and life.They are also looking at the impact of Okot p Bitek at a personal level, socially, in literature, academically, historically, politically, culturally and how he was influenced in those ways. Word count: 500 - 3000 words (less for poetry where necessary) Format: An attached Word doc/docx, times new roman, 12 point, double spaced. Submissions: By email only to: Deadline: April, 1st, 2012 Tentatively, the anthology will be published by Kus

More 2012 Challenge Reads

Beth Fish Reads is hosting the fifth What's in a Name challenge. On her blog, she writes that the challenge was originally started by a young blogger named Annie, who hosted it for two years. But when Annie decided to give up on being the host, Beth Fish Reads took over the challenge. Here's How It Works: Between January 1 and December 31, 2012, read one book in each of the following categories: A book with a topographical feature (land formation) in the title: Black Hills, Purgatory Ridge, Emily of Deep Valley A book with something you'd see in the sky in the title: Moon Called, Seeing Stars, Cloud Atlas A book with a creepy crawly in the title: Little Bee, Spider Bones, The Witches of Worm A book with a type of house in the title: The Glass Castle, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Ape House A book with something you'd carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack in the title: Sarah's Key, The Scarlet Letter, Devlin Diary A book with a something