What makes a child author: a conversation with Stacey Fru.

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.

Meet the 2019 Longlisted Writers (part 3)

The 2019 long listed stories for the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction and the Writivism Short Story Prize have been described by the judges as every bit brilliant and deserving, perhaps even daring. The 20 stories will be published in our 2019 annual anthology. The writers of these stories have undergone a month-long mentoring … More Meet the 2019 Longlisted Writers (part 3)

Meet the 2019 Longlisted Writers (part 2)

The 2019 long listed stories for the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction and the Writivism Short Story Prize have been described by the judges as every bit brilliant and deserving, perhaps even daring. The 20 stories will be published in our 2019 annual anthology. The writers of these stories have undergone a month-long mentoring … More Meet the 2019 Longlisted Writers (part 2)

Meet the 2019 Longlisted Writers (part 1)

The 2019 long listed stories for the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction and the Writivism Short Story Prize have been described by the judges as every bit brilliant and deserving, perhaps even daring. The 20 stories will be published in our 2019 annual anthology. The writers of these stories have undergone a month-long mentoring … More Meet the 2019 Longlisted Writers (part 1)

“Talent is not enough to be a good writer”: Anthea Paelo

In 2013, the Short Story Prize was unprecedented, what encouraged you to submit to it? I have always wanted to be writer and by the time I submitted, I was turning 24 and had not really given writing a real try other than a few scattered scribbles. The contest was uniquely Ugandan and it felt … More “Talent is not enough to be a good writer”: Anthea Paelo