2019 WRITIVISM PRIZES SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

“An African writing prize judged by Africans” – Akwaeke Emezi (chair 2018 Koffi Addo Nonfiction Prize) The Center for African Cultural Excellence promotes contemporary African ideas through the arts and culture, specifically the Writivism Literary Initiative, which runs two literary prizes, coordinates an online mentoring programme, publishes annual anthologies, and curates an annual literary festival … More 2019 WRITIVISM PRIZES SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

“In South Africa, I am different – and this is liberating.” YKO Tetteh reflects on the third Writivism residency at Stellenbosch University

By YKO Tetteh I listened to a podcast shortly before my departure to Stellenbosch. It was Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History and he was talking that episode about memory and our perception of time. He explained how our experience of time is a function of our memory – how time feels longer, fuller, and slower when … More “In South Africa, I am different – and this is liberating.” YKO Tetteh reflects on the third Writivism residency at Stellenbosch University

Zambia and Kenya are #Writivism2018 big winners

Zambia and Kenya took the honors at the 2018 Writivism Festival, on the evening of August 19 in Kampala, as their nationals Ms. Chisanga Mukuka and Mr. Mbogo Ireri, won the Koffi Addo Nonfiction and Writivism short story prizes, respectively. With their stories “Belonging” and “Hopes and Dreams“, the two emerging writers take home USD … More Zambia and Kenya are #Writivism2018 big winners

Writivism is coming to Accra for PaGya! 2018

Our relationship with Ghana is a special, almost sacred one. In 2016, we held our only creative nonfiction writing workshop to date at Alliance Francais, facilitated by the writer Yewande Omotoso, with the support of the brilliant Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and her company, MAKEDA. At the celebration of the year’s International Women’s Day, we joined … More Writivism is coming to Accra for PaGya! 2018

Uganda at 56: Writing Independence (2010-present)

  Part IV (2010-present) This list was limited to 56 writers across decades, which will never be a true representation of events because we are, of course, standing on the shoulders of hundreds of giants. Nevertheless, we thank you for journeying with us, suggesting even more additions to this list and supporting, buying and creating … More Uganda at 56: Writing Independence (2010-present)

Uganda at 56: Writing Independence (2000-2009)

Part III (2000-2009) The third part of the series highlights a wide range of writers of various disciplines whose work spans across fiction, non-fiction, poetry and theatre, and one can also see how this writing has touched other artistic disciplines such as film. As well as politics, the writers focus on their characters’ and subjects’ … More Uganda at 56: Writing Independence (2000-2009)

Uganda at 56: Writing Independence (1986-1999)

Happy belated 56th independence anniversary, Ugandans! This independence week at Writivism, we are celebrating by publishing a four-part series that features 56 of Uganda’s writers, active between the 1934 to 2018 period. This list has been inspired by Darkowaa’s GH at 60 | Our Writers & Their Books at African Book Addict and Bakwa Magazine’s 100 Days … More Uganda at 56: Writing Independence (1986-1999)