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