Introducing the 18 nominees of #Forecast7! This week, meet the three participants in mentor Daliso Chaponda’s field, Humor and Storytelling.
Writer and filmmaker Achiro Patricia Olwoch is writing her debut novel S*x or Slave. Set in 1940s Uganda, it explores LGBTQ issues under colonial rule. The protagonist is eighty-year-old Achi Lamwono, who when her grandson is attacked on the street after he is outed in the local paper, talks him out of su***de by telling him of her own forbidden le***an love story as a young girl.
Her first and only love was Sheila Rocker, with whom she had an affair while they were both married to the boy’s late grandfather, Richard Rocker. The novel follows the life of the young Lamwono who was given away to a white master by her parents and then fell in love with her mistress.
Olwoch will workshop the project during the #ForecastForum at Radialsystem in July. Stay tuned!
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