What the Judges Said About the #Writivism2019 Longlists

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

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

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

Uganda at 56: Writing Independence (2000-2009)

Part III (2000-2009) The third part of the series highlights a wide range of writers of various disciplines whose work spans across fiction, non-fiction, poetry and theatre, and one can also see how this writing has touched other artistic disciplines such as film. As well as politics, the writers focus on their characters’ and subjects’ … More Uganda at 56: Writing Independence (2000-2009)

Uganda at 56: Writing Independence (1986-1999)

Happy belated 56th independence anniversary, Ugandans! This independence week at Writivism, we are celebrating by publishing a four-part series that features 56 of Uganda’s writers, active between the 1934 to 2018 period. This list has been inspired by Darkowaa’s GH at 60 | Our Writers & Their Books at African Book Addict and Bakwa Magazine’s 100 Days … More Uganda at 56: Writing Independence (1986-1999)

Uganda at 56: Writing Independence (1934 – 1978)

  Happy belated 56th independence anniversary, Ugandans! This independence week at Writivism, we are celebrating by publishing a four-part series that features 56 of Uganda’s writers, active between the 1934 to 2018 period. This list has been inspired by Darkowaa’s GH at 60 | Our Writers & Their Books at African Book Addict and Bakwa Magazine’s 100 … More Uganda at 56: Writing Independence (1934 – 1978)

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