“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

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

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

Transcending the Flame: An Introduction by Emmanuel Sigauke

One of the greatest programmes run by the Writivism Literary Initiative is the Online Mentoring Programme for emerging writers across Africa. This programme results in a comprehensive list of stories that are published in an anthology like the one you are reading. As the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) states, the purpose of the … More Transcending the Flame: An Introduction by Emmanuel Sigauke

The 2018 Writivism Prizes Joint Shortlist Announced

The joint shortlist for the 2018 Writivism Prizes for short fiction and creative non-fiction has been announced today, Friday July 20, 2018. The shortlists were selected by the two different panels of judges for the two respective categories of the annual prizes. The 3rd Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Non Fiction is judged by Akwaeke Emezi (chair), … More The 2018 Writivism Prizes Joint Shortlist Announced

The Theme for the #Writivism2018 Literary Festival is…Legacy!

#Writivism2018, the sixth edition of Uganda’s premier literary festival, Writivism, is set to take place during the third weekend of August from 17th to 19th, 2018 at The National Theatre and The Square Place. The festival edition will be held under the theme of ‘Legac(y)ies’. Speakers and attendees will celebrate the different ways history can … More The Theme for the #Writivism2018 Literary Festival is…Legacy!