"I write because I enjoy writing, creating my own world. I also find writing (novels, plays and poems) a good medium for my observations on the patriarchal society that continues to marginalise and oppress women on the basis of their gender"  

Violet Barungi started writing while she was still a student. Her first short story, Kefa Kazana was published in Origin East Africa, an anthology of short stories edited by Prof. David Cook and broadcast on the BBC in 1964.

  1. The Shadow and the Substance (a novel) published by Lake Publishers and Enterprises, Kisumu 1998
  2. Cassandra (a novel) published by FEMRITE Publications Limited 1999
  3. Tit for Tat (short stories for children) published 1998
  4. The Promise (a co-authored folktale for children) published by Uganda Children’s Writers and Illustrators Association 2002 (UCWIA)
  5. Our Cousins from Abroad (a modern short story for children) published by UCWIA 2003
  6. The Boy Who Became King (a folktale for children) published by UCWIA 2004
Contribution to short story anthologies:
  1. The Last One to Know in A Woman’s Voice (FEMRITE 1998) edited by Mary Karooro Okurut
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  3. Jago Goes to School in Children Read Everywhere, an anthology of short stories for children edited by Betten and Resch 2002 and published in Germany 2003.
Articles, short stories and poems:

Contributed regularly articles, short stories and poems to the New Era Magazine, and Wordwrite literary journal, both publications of FEMRITE, and various other social magazines, literary journals and newspapers.

  1. Over My Dead Body – This won the British Council New Playwriting Award for Africa and The Middle East in 1997 and was recently published in the anthology, African Women Playwrights, edited by Kathy A. Perkins.
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  3. The Award-Winner - Written and staged 2000 to celebrate women’s literary works in the new millennium.