When Stacey Fru decided to write her first book, Smelly Cats, it was purely to get back at her mother. “I was mad at her for writing a book without telling me, so I decided I would write a book without telling her. I was young I didn’t understand that a masters’ thesis was part … More What makes a child author: a conversation with Stacey Fru.
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
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
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
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 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