‘My Life’s Journey’, a book written by First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, has won the best Biography/Autobiography book prize in the “Uganda Book Awards 2018”.
Janet received the award on Friday at Nakasero State House which was delivered by the president of Book Forum of Uganda, Nasser Kakumba and Samuel Majwega, the chairperson Uganda Publishers Association.
Janet’s book beat other four other books in a nomination exercise done by 25 bookshops across the country.
“I thank God that He kept us alive and took us through such a journey and in time enabled me to tell this story,” she said while receiving the award.
On behalf of the Uganda Book Awards team, Nasser Kakumba congratulated Museveni upon winning such a prestigious award.
He said there were 21 categories of books this year and the authors of the winning book in each category were awarded at a function held at Hotel Triangle on December 7.
Some of the winners included Dr. Martin Aliker, Pr. Robert Kayanja, Hamis Kiggundu and Lilian Tindyebwa.
The main reason they organize the awards is to promote the writing and reading culture amongst Ugandans and the education ministry, Kakumba said, can ensure that the reading culture is boosted right from primary school.
The Book Forum of Uganda has started on a project of digitizing some of the Ugandan books to increase access to books written by Ugandans both locally and internationally.