Katasi E. Kironde is the founder of Elevate 256, a diaspora based organization that promotes Ugandan culture and history. In this interview, Katasi discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Ugandans. Also, she looks at the act of social distancing and how it has affected family health and grieving rituals. Lastly, we discuss the ingenuity and flexibility Elevate 256 has found in using its digital platform to keep people connected.
This reflection is by Esther Nangobi Mirembe, the managing editor of Writivism, a literary initiative based in Uganda. Esther’s beautiful non-fiction piece is about the disruption brought by the Covid -19 pandemic as well as the tranquility they have found in literature.
A book that echoes Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man