We recently began to ask ourselves questions about what it means that our prizes are only open to writers living on the continent. Our argument has always been that we do not have enough opportunities for writers on the continent. And it is true. But what does this mean for our definition of ourselves as … More #WRITIVISM2019: UNBREAKABLE BONDS
When Stacey Fru decided to write her first book, Smelly Cats, it was purely to get back at her mother. “I was mad at her for writing a book without telling me, so I decided I would write a book without telling her. I was young I didn’t understand that a masters’ thesis was part … More What makes a child author: a conversation with Stacey Fru.
The Writivism Literary Initiative is pleased to announce 19 longlisted writers for the 2019 Writivism Inaugural Youth Prize for Rukiga Writing. The long list for the secondary school level is comprised of 9 entries and the primary school level 10 entries. They were selected by a panel of three judges, chaired by Prof. Manuel … More The Writivism 2019 inaugural youth prize for Rukiga writing longlist
The theme for this year’s Writivism activities is “UnBreakable Bonds”. We hope that we are not only defining the unbreakable bonds of our shared and varied Blackness across continents but also, the unbreakable bonds between fiction and nonfiction; the unbreakable bonds across generations of African thinkers; the unbreakable bonds between art forms: literature, photography; the … More WEAVING NEW ROPES WHERE THE OLD ONES LEFT OFF” KOFI AWOONOR MEMORIAL LECTURE (WRITIVISM 2019) By: Afetsi Awoonor
Unbreakable Bonds: My Brief Reflections (By Jacqueline Asiimwe, comments given at the opening of Writivism 2019) This is a powerful theme and a very thought provoking one. I decided to look up the meaning of the two words. Unbreakable: Shatterproof, indestructible, resistant, durable, sturdy, heavy duty Bond: Joined Securely especially by means of an … More Unbreakable Bonds: My Brief Reflections (By Jacqueline Asiimwe, comments given at the opening of Writivism 2019)
What’s better than an event whose entry is free of charge? The Writivism festival returns this August 15th and running for four days until the 18th at the National Theatre. The festival is hinged on celebrating African creative arts with a keen interest in literature. Writivism: East Africa’s biggest festival returns this August|EDGE
Abuja literary festival is on its second year and this time Writivism will be participating. This years festival is themed: Arts and Social Consciousness – the intent being to examine how Art can change the world and be a socially conscious tool across the different ideological leanings existent globally and more specifically, across the continent … More Writivism will be at Abuja Lit Fest 2019.
The shortlists for the 2019 Writivism Short Story Prize and The Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction have been announced, and they include 5 of Africa’s budding literary talents. Each of the shortlists is made up of 3 stories with one writer featuring on both, which is a true mark of their excellence as a … More 2019 Writivism Prizes Shortlists Announced