Transcending the Flame: An Introduction by Emmanuel Sigauke

One of the greatest programmes run by the Writivism Literary Initiative is the Online Mentoring Programme for emerging writers across Africa. This programme results in a comprehensive list of stories that are published in an anthology like the one you are reading. As the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) states, the purpose of the … More Transcending the Flame: An Introduction by Emmanuel Sigauke

The 2018 Writivism Prizes Joint Shortlist Announced

The joint shortlist for the 2018 Writivism Prizes for short fiction and creative non-fiction has been announced today, Friday July 20, 2018. The shortlists were selected by the two different panels of judges for the two respective categories of the annual prizes. The 3rd Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Non Fiction is judged by Akwaeke Emezi (chair), … More The 2018 Writivism Prizes Joint Shortlist Announced

Announcing the #Writivism2018 Festival Dates and Team

We are now a month into 2018 and now seems a good time as any to announce the 2018 Writivism Festival dates. The 6th edition of Uganda’s top literary festival will take place between August 17th and 19th, 2018 in Kampala. Following last year’s festival where we celebrated our fifth anniversary and the triumphs of … More Announcing the #Writivism2018 Festival Dates and Team

Announcing the Judging Panels for the 2018 Writivism Prizes!

We are pleased to announce the six judges for the 2018 short story and creative non-fiction prizes. The short story prize panel will be chaired by Shadreck Chikoti, a writer, publisher and representative of the Story Club of Malawi, who are sponsoring the prize. Chikoti will be joined by Beatrice Lamwaka, an award-winning Ugandan short … More Announcing the Judging Panels for the 2018 Writivism Prizes!

Appel à candidatures: atelier de gestion artistique et d’activisme littéraire

Appel à candidatures: atelier de gestion artistique et d’activisme littéraire au 5ème Festival annuel de Writivism 17-20 août 2017 Kampala, Ouganda Date limite: 30 juin 2017 Avez-vous mis en place ou envisagez-vous de créer une nouvelle plate-forme qui apporte de nouveaux publics à la littérature africaine? Voulez-vous échanger des idées et des conseils pratiques sur une telle … More Appel à candidatures: atelier de gestion artistique et d’activisme littéraire

2017 AMLA Workshop: Call for Applications

Call for Applications: Arts Management and Literary Activism Workshop at the 5th Annual Writivism Festival 17-20 August 2017 Kampala, Uganda Deadline: 30 June 2017 Have you set up or are you thinking of setting up a new platform that publishes or brings new audiences to African literature?  Would you like to exchange ideas and practical advice on … More 2017 AMLA Workshop: Call for Applications

Writivism Publishes First Nonfiction Anthology

The Writivism Literary Initiative, in collaboration with Afridiaspora are publishing a mini anthology of creative nonfiction titled Daughters who become Lovers today, the 17th of April, 2017. The anthology compiles stories written by emerging African writers. Ten of the stories were written for and through the 2016 Writivism Creative Non Fiction workshop held in Accra … More Writivism Publishes First Nonfiction Anthology