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)
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 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
#Writivism2018, the sixth edition of Uganda’s premier literary festival, Writivism, is set to take place during the third weekend of August from 17th to 19th, 2018 at The National Theatre and The Square Place. The festival edition will be held under the theme of ‘Legac(y)ies’. Speakers and attendees will celebrate the different ways history can … More The Theme for the #Writivism2018 Literary Festival is…Legacy!
The Writivism Literary Initiative is pleased to announce the 2018 Short Story Prize (sponsored by The Story Club Malawi) longlist of 10 stories selected from almost 500 entries by a team of three judges chaired by Shadreck Chikoti. The other judges are Emmanuel Sigauke and Beatrice Lamwaka. The 2018 Writivism Short Story Prize longlist features … More THE 2018 WRITIVISM SHORT STORY PRIZE LONGLIST
The Writivism Literary Initiative is pleased to announce the 2018 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction longlist of 10 stories selected from almost 150 entries by a team of three judges chaired by Akwaeke Emezi. The other judges are Sumayya Lee and Daniel Kalinaki. The 2018 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction longlist features stories … More The 2018 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction Longlist
The Kampala-based Writivism Literary Initiative has announced a five-day tour of English cities and universities, to celebrate five years of promoting Africa-based writers. The celebrations will kick off at Sussex University in Brighton on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, as part of the 7th African Popular Cultures Workshop themed: East African Literary Cultures: From Writivism to … More Writivism takes fifth anniversary celebrations to the United Kingdom