About The Weganda Review

Natural Rock Art

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 subscribers abroad.

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].

Look out for our beautiful wooden stand at any of the following restaurants, shops, and art galleries in Kampala and elsewhere:

  • The Bistro restaurant at Kisementi
  • Kardamom & Koffee restaurant in Kololo
  • The Coterie Book Cafe in Bugolobi
  • Afriart Gallery on 7th Street, Kampala Industrial Area
  • Xenson Art Gallery in Kamwokya
  • Sails restaurant in Luzira
  • Xuri Art Cafe in Ntinda
  • Makerere University art gallery
  • Afropocene Studio Lab at Yujo Izakaya restaurant in Nakasero
  • 32 Degrees East art center in Kabalagala
  • Marco’s Gym in Naalya
  • The Nsawo Cafe in Namugongo
  • Books & More duty-free shop at Entebbe International Airport
  • Goethe-Zentrum Kampala library
  • Local Flavours shop on Jinja’s Main Street
  • Amasaka Gallery on Masaka’s Birch Avenue

Cover image: Natural rock art, Les Hull, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons