Principal Judge Dr. Flavian Zeija, during the launch of the book “Small Book of Big Quotes” written by the Judiciary’s Permanent Secretary at the Judiciary headquarters in Kampala, encouraged everyone to support Ugandan writers. He emphasized the significance of valuing the work of local authors instead of primarily focusing on foreign ones.
Dr. Zeija expressed his concern that many well-educated individuals are more familiar with books by European and other foreign authors but lack knowledge about writers from their own country. He urged people, especially politicians, to incorporate quotes from Ugandan authors into their speeches, alongside references to figures like Roosevelt or Napoleon. By doing so, he believed that quoting Ugandan authors would inspire more people to purchase and read their books, ultimately expanding the market for local literature and promoting a culture of reading.
Additionally, the Principal Judge highlighted the importance of reading content produced by Ugandan communities, as it allows for a broader range of perspectives to emerge. Local writers contribute a diverse array of experiences and insights, deeply influenced by the communities, cultures, and landscapes of Uganda, which collectively reflect the nation’s rich tapestry of voices.