November 9, 2020 The Writivism Literary Initiative, established as a programme of the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) in 2012, is pleased to announce a 4 month Interlude programme starting November, 2020. The Writivism programme has been on hiatus since September 30, 2019. Between November 2020 and March 2021, the Writivism Literary Initiative under … More Announcement of Writivism Literary Initiative 2020-2021 Interlude Programming
On October 9, 2020; Sahifa, a new platform for research, journalism, art and literature, was launched. Sahifa is a Swahili word for blank page. The founders believe in the spirit and the possibilities of the blank page for new thought. Named after a 1930s-newsletter published and distributed in Mombasa, the term Sahifa signifies the claims … More Announcing Sahifa, a new platform for research, journalism, art and literature, with a strong focus on Eastern African stories.
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