Join the #Writivism2019 team

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

500 Stories in the run for the 2019 Writivism and Koffi Addo Prizes

The Writivism Literary Initiative has received 504 stories for it’s annual prizes for short fiction and creative nonfiction by African unpublished writers. 387 stories are fiction and 117 are nonfiction. 66 writers followed the advice by the initiative to submit for both categories. “We are excited to read all the entries. There is so much … More 500 Stories in the run for the 2019 Writivism and Koffi Addo Prizes

Meet the 2019 Judges for the Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Nonfiction Prizes

Ugandan novelist and short story writer, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Ghanaian novelist Ayesha Harruna Attah will chair the 2019 Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Nonfiction prizes’ judging panels. They will be joined by Zimbabwean writer and editor, Emmanuel Sigauke and Ghanaian publisher, blogger and activist, Kinna Likimani for the short story prize as well … More Meet the 2019 Judges for the Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Nonfiction Prizes

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