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

Meet the 2019 Judges for the Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Nonfiction Prizes

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

“In South Africa, I am different – and this is liberating.” YKO Tetteh reflects on the third Writivism residency at Stellenbosch University

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 are #Writivism2018 big winners

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

2019 WRITIVISM PRIZES SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

“An African writing prize judged by Africans” – Akwaeke Emezi (chair 2018 Koffi Addo Nonfiction Prize) The Center for African Cultural Excellence promotes contemporary African ideas through the arts and culture, specifically the Writivism Literary Initiative, which runs two literary prizes, coordinates an online mentoring programme, publishes annual anthologies, and curates an annual literary festival … More 2019 WRITIVISM PRIZES SUBMISSION GUIDELINES