Feb. 8, 2008 EMIN LIBRARY IN UGANDA
British art star Tracey Emin
, who shot to fame in 1995 with an embroidered tent inscribed with the names of "Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995," has embarked on an architectural adventure of a different sort. On Feb. 18, 2008, she is inaugurating the Tracey Emin Library
outside of the capital of Kampala in the African nation of Uganda. The library is run as part of Forest High School
, and will function as a center for adult literacy and computer skills as well as a library serving 800 students, ages 12 to 18. Emin worked with the charity Promoting Equality in African Schools
(PEAS), which she met a scant six months ago, and an investment company to bring the dream alive.