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.
Apart from Unbreakale Bonds being this year’s theme for our activities, it is also the title of a special anthology of fiction, photography and nonfiction from Eastern Africa and the UK diaspora. The anthology is edited by Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire, Esther Mirembe and Sumayya Lee. This anthology is a part of the activities funded by … More UNBREAKABLE BONDS: An Anthology of Fiction, Photography and Nonfiction from Eastern Africa and the UK
The Writivism Literary Initiative released the much-anticipated #Writivism2019 Short Story Prize and the Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prize longlists on Monday 25 March, 2019. Following their release, the lead judges and the managing editor of Writivism shared their thoughts on this year’s stories. Ayesha Harruna Attah, who chaired the nonfiction judging, said: “Of the entries … More What the Judges Said About the #Writivism2019 Longlists
The Writivism Literary Initiative is pleased to announce the longlisted writers for the 2019 Short Story and Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prizes. The Short Story Prize longlist is comprised of twelve stories selected from 387 entries by a team of three judges chaired by Ugandan novelist and short story writer, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. The … More The #Writivism2019 Short Story and Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prizes Longlist
Lillian Akampurira Aujo, a Ugandan writer and poet, will be the chief guest at the Thanksgiving Evening to celebrate ten years of the Babishai Niwe (BN) Poetry Award. The winner of the inaugural Beverly Nambozo (BN – later renamed Babishai Niwe) Poetry Prize in 2009 attended the 2015 Writivism mentoring. Aujo was mentored by Zimbabwean … More Aujo Lillian to Lead BN Poetry Award’s Anniversary Celebrations
If you have been following us on social media, then you know that in the past couple of weeks, we have been unveiling to you our mentors for the year 2019. These are the established African writers who are going to help this year’s longlisted emerging African writers polish their stories and learn a thing … More Meet The #Writivism2019 Mentors
The Writivism Literary Initiative, a project of the Centre for African Cultural Excellence is looking to fill various vacancies in its staff and volunteers’ roll for the 2019 season. Writivism is a Kampala-based project that runs two literary prizes, an online mentoring program, publishes anthologies through Black Letter Media, curates an annual literary festival … More Join the #Writivism2019 team