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!
by M. Lynx Qualey Eighteen literary works translated from the Arabic and forthcoming in English translation between January 1 and June 20, 2018: January 2018 1 Concerto in al-Quds, by Adonis, translated by Khaled Mattawa, forthcoming from Yale University Press 2 Banthology, ed by Sarah Cleave, forthcoming from Comma Press 3 Frankenstein in Baghdad, by … More Arabic Literature in Translation: 18 Works Forthcoming in Winter-Spring 2018
2017 has been that year for us. Terrifying. Exciting. Frustrating. Challenging. Exhilarating. And everything in between. It has been the year we realised and lost dreams and dreamt new ones. That we are here at the end of it, with renewed energy and more innovative ways to promote emerging African writers is what brought tears … More Fifteen of Our Favorite Stories from 2017
The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non-Fiction is an annual award for creative non-fiction by emerging African writers administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) and sponsored by the Koffi Addo family. Entrants must be unpublished writers (unpublished here means those who have not had a book published), resident in an African … More The 2018 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction Submission Guidelines
The Writivism Short Story Prize is an annual award for emerging African writers administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) and, as of 2018, sponsored by The Story Club, Malawi. Now in its sixth year, the prize has supported literary careers for hundreds of emerging African writers. Entrants must be unpublished writers, resident … More The 2018 Writivism Short Story Prize Submission Guidelines
“But Dantala . . .Dantala is not a name. To say someone was born on a Tuesday, is that a name?” When you come across a book called “Born on a Tuesday” your first thought is that what is so special about Tuesday? Or to be more precise, what is special about being born … More WHAT IS IN A BOOK TITLE? : Reading Born on a Tuesday
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