UNBREAKABLE BONDS: An Anthology of Fiction, Photography and Nonfiction from Eastern Africa and the UK

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

What the Judges Said About the #Writivism2019 Longlists

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 #Writivism2019 Short Story and Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prizes Longlist

  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

Aujo Lillian to Lead BN Poetry Award’s Anniversary Celebrations

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

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