Y. D Tetteh reminisces about winning 2016 Koffi Addo Prize for Nonfiction

1. What inspired your award winning story,¬†Lost Futures Or: A Guide to Losing Love? I think I had been wanting to write about love – and my experiences of and around it – for a long time, but wasn’t quite sure how to do it. The marriage of my romantic partner, and the end of … More Y. D Tetteh reminisces about winning 2016 Koffi Addo Prize for Nonfiction

Announcing the Judges for the 2017 Writivism Prizes

The Short Story Prize ¬† Helon Habila (Chair) Helon Habila is a Nigerian novelist and poet. His writing has won many prizes including the Caine Prize for African Writing. He worked as a lecturer and journalist in Nigeria before moving in 2002 to England, where he was a Chevening Scholar at the University of East … More Announcing the Judges for the 2017 Writivism Prizes

Selected Mentees for the 2017 Creative Writing Program

We are excited to announce the 29 successful emerging writers who will benefit from our 2017 mentoring programme. They were selected from a pool of almost 250 applications from all over the continent. They will have the fabulous opportunity of developing their story proposals to enter for the Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Prizes. … More Selected Mentees for the 2017 Creative Writing Program

2017 Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction Guidelines

The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction is an annual award for creative non-fiction by emerging African writers administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE). Entrants must be unpublished writers (unpublished here means those who have not had a book published), resident in an African country. Questions of eligibility shall be … More 2017 Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction Guidelines