ABOUT THE ‘SEED OF KATWE’ STORIES’ BOOK
Writen by: Michiel van Oosterhout
Michiel van Oosterhout commonly known as ‘Mo’ is a Dutch citizen, who has been living in Uganda for the last 16 years and he is well versed with the cultural, political and economic situation in Kampala. He is a professional journalist and filmmaker.
The book focuses on giving a vivid artistic and cultural-social interpretation of the Katwe area slum communities.
The purpose of the book is to shed light on,expose and inform the wider public about the social,cultural and economic realities of these neighborhoods. Collected interviews and content from sources such as the local leadership in Katwe,the police, the local youth, the women and the division leaders among others.
The book will specifically focus on the history of Katwe, youth crime & police, women & children from Katwe. The content will reflect their daily struggles and challenges, not forgetting their hopes and suggested solutions, written and styled in a popular fashion and accompanied by illustrations made by our own artists it is an interesting read.
ABOUT THE ‘BEYOND THE MARGINS’ EXHIBITION
The exhibition reflects the realities of underprivileged Kampala communities. The hardships a ‘Ghetto child’ goes through to become successful in life. The art works are inspired by the children’s’ imagination.
Going ‘ Beyond the Margins’ calls for individuals from all socio-economic divides to come together and imagine the possibilities.
The Launch date on the 5th Dec 2017 shall Host the Ambassador of the Netherlands as the chief guest
The program for the launch date will run from 5 pm – 9 pm
Activities will include: interactions, music, cultural sharing and a snack.
Contacts: 0782859189 / 0755471242