The Weganda Review, ISSN 2959-9350, is a literary journal produced in Uganda. Founded in 2023 as a project of the cultural nonprofit Weganda Foundation, it is a platform for writers, researchers, academics, artists and others whose thinking is worth sharing. TWR publishes short fiction, poetry, art portfolios, photography, diaries, reviews and, especially, essays as cultural criticism.
TWR publishes exemplary work on any subject animating not only Ugandans but all Africans wherever they may live. We seek to discover brilliant new voices that, in the words of the founder, deliver deep truths with “honesty, intelligence, authority, and a desire to be understood.”
Four printed issues of TWR come out in January, April, July and October. TWR is distributed locally; copies will be shipped to our international subscribers.
Our roots are in Uganda but our ambitions are pan-African, and so we invite contributions from across Africa and the Black diaspora. We want to engage with writers and artists of different nationalities and varying experiences, including and especially those who are not yet famous.
In the fusion of art and ideas, the poetic and the prosaic, TWR aspires to be the most instructive literary journal of its kind south of Khartoum. For more about TWR, including its mission and objectives, please read The Weganda Imperative.
TWR is a member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses [CLMP].
Cover image: Natural rock art, Les Hull, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons