ICAPA and Writivism collaborate to adapt short stories into Film

The Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa (ICAPA) Trust and the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) have just announced a call for applications for a bi-lingual script-writing residency. Scriptwriters from all over Africa will adapt one of various listed short stories into short films during four weeks in Senegal, or work on … More ICAPA and Writivism collaborate to adapt short stories into Film

The 2016 Writivism Prize Joint Shortlist

The joint shortlist for three 2016 Writivism prizes has been announced today (Monday August 1 2016). The shortlist was selected by the three different panels of judges for the three respective categories of this year’s prize. The Short Story Prize is judged by Tsitsi Dangarembga (chair), Sumayya Lee, Richard Ali A Mutu, Okwiri Oduor and Mamadou … More The 2016 Writivism Prize Joint Shortlist

2016 Writivism Short Story Prize Long list

After weeks of reading and deliberating, the judges hereby reveal the long-list for the 2016 Writivism Short Story Prize. Laure Gnagbé Blédou, Jene suis pas rentree Idza Luhumyo, Decisive Moments Aito Osemegbe Joseph, The List Merdi Muintshe, Un Certain 36 Novembrre Mathyas Kouadio, La Voie De Son Coeur Megan Ross, Duiweltjie Acan Innocent Immaculate, Sun … More 2016 Writivism Short Story Prize Long list

Writivism Announces Residency for African Writers at Stellenbosch University

Issued on March 31, 2016, 13:00 hours EAT, Kampala, Uganda  The Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) in collaboration with the Stellenbosch University English department is delighted to announce the Writivism residency for emerging African Writers. From September 1 to 30, 2016, Pemi Aguda, winner of the 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize will be the inaugural writer-in-residence … More Writivism Announces Residency for African Writers at Stellenbosch University

DEADLINE LOOMS: Why you should submit an entry to the #Writivism2016 Short Story Prize

It is six days to the deadline for the 2016 Writivism Short Story Prize (March 31, 2016). Have you been thinking of submitting but not getting to doing it for one reason or the other? Please submit ASAP. NOW. Because power-cuts have been known to happen at the wrong times, and even extend their stay, until … More DEADLINE LOOMS: Why you should submit an entry to the #Writivism2016 Short Story Prize

Writivism 2016: Interview with Mamadou Diallo

Mamadou Diallo is a Senegalese writer and founder of RECIDIVE, an editor of Vives-Voix, one-time winner of 2015 Ake Prize for Prose and the Francophone facilitator of Writivism’s workshop on fiction and non-fiction in Dakar. He is on Writivism’s 2016 panel of judges for the Short Story Prize. In this conversation, he speaks about himself … More Writivism 2016: Interview with Mamadou Diallo