Ugandan writer and poet, Winnie Nantongo, has returned with yet another enthralling compilation of prose and poetry, bearing the evocative title “Dining with the Enemy.” This latest offering comes on the heels of her 2021 debut collection, “The Lover and Her Human.”
In “Dining with the Enemy,” Winnie delves deep into her personal journey, unearthing a wealth of emotions, insights, and vulnerabilities that resonate profoundly with the human spirit. In a press statement, she confessed to feeling exceptionally nervous about sharing this second collection, explaining that, “In this one, I lay bare a multitude of raw and unfiltered emotions that I had previously left unsaid.”
Despite her trepidation, Winnie expresses the enchantment she derives from having people embrace and connect with her work through this medium. She reflects on how it empowers her not just as a creative but as an individual, granting her a newfound sense of independence and profound healing. In her own words, she states, “Because of this growth, I have decided to share this collection with all of you.”
“Dining with the Enemy” is organized into four distinct chapters: “The Mess We Made,” “Faked My Way Out,” “The Calm After,” and “New Beginnings.” It fearlessly explores themes of love, betrayal, friendship, sexuality, anxiety, and depression, among others.
Winnie has also extended an invitation to her readers through her social media platforms, urging them to embark on a personal journey with her through the pages of “Dining with the Enemy,” her second collection of raw and unvarnished emotions. Click here to Purchase.