November 9, 2020 The Writivism Literary Initiative, established as a programme of the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) in 2012, is pleased to announce a 4 month Interlude programme starting November, 2020. The Writivism programme has been on hiatus since September 30, 2019. Between November 2020 and March 2021, the Writivism Literary Initiative under … More Announcement of Writivism Literary Initiative 2020-2021 Interlude Programming
October 22, 2020 The Writivism Literary Initiative, established as a programme of the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) in 2012, expresses solidarity with the writers, thinkers, editors, and other creative individuals alongside their comrades, protesting the oppression and exploitation of ordinary people by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police. Our sympathies … More Statement by the Writivism Literary Initiative on #EndSARS Protest and #LekkiMassacres
On October 9, 2020; Sahifa, a new platform for research, journalism, art and literature, was launched. Sahifa is a Swahili word for blank page. The founders believe in the spirit and the possibilities of the blank page for new thought. Named after a 1930s-newsletter published and distributed in Mombasa, the term Sahifa signifies the claims … More Announcing Sahifa, a new platform for research, journalism, art and literature, with a strong focus on Eastern African stories.
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.