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
by Patsy Mugabi “No matter how dark it gets through the night, the sun will rise’’-JJ Bola I couldn’t agree more with JJ that the thing about mornings, is that sun always rises after dark moments in our lives. A couple of my friends were awestruck by his demeanour at the recently concluded largest Literature … More No Place to Call Home: A Review
Blackass Author: A. Igoni Barrett A review by Charlotte Akello What if you woke up one morning to find that you had become the opposite of who you are? Or had become who you dreamt of or perhaps even stayed in your dream? This is Furo Wabioko’s dilemma when he wakes up in a white … More Race is a societal stamp.
Feast, Famine and Potluck A review written by Brian Oduti Feast, Famine and Potluck is a collection of nineteen short stories from across Africa published by Short Story Day Africa. The diverse themes covered range from romance to food, vacations to war. The collection travels across time and space through multiple African cultures in … More Feast, Famine and Potluck
A Man Who is Not a Man Author: Thando Mgqolozana A review by Nantume Miriam Kasibante This is a beautifully written book that tells a tale of hope and second chances. The author makes you feel the emotions of his subject: where he feels shame, you feel it too! Where he feels love, you … More Boyhood to Manhood: A story of hope
The Kind Gang Author: Bob Kisiki A review by Nantume Miriam Kasibante No child should have to suffer this way. No child should have to suffer the loss of those he loves. But, no one has control over how their life will turn out. A force that we can barely influence has the final … More All hope is not lost in the world when there is kindness
by Patsy Mugabi Math is a demanding subject. This is a universally accepted truth. It appears in every facet of life as we keep subtracting things that do not add up. It demands to be featured in our daily deeds and like a meal, it waits to be served. And for some, tickles our mental … More Friday Nights and Maths?