2015 Writivism Short Story Prize Judges

As submission for the annual Writivism 2015 Short Story Competition rolls in, we want you to meet our panel of judges. The panel is chaired by Chika Unigwe who alongside Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Rachael Zadok, Tendai Huchu and Ainehi Edoro will judge this year’s competition. CHIKA UNIGWE (@chikaunigwe) Chika Unigwe is a Nigerian-born writer who … More 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize Judges

2015 Writivism Creative Writing Workshop Selected Writers

November 21, 2014 Ake Arts and Book Festival Abeokuta, Nigeria Since September 21, 2014, we have been receiving applications from emerging writers from allover the continent for our 2015 workshops. We are excited to announce that from the numerous applicants (over a hundred), our workshop facilitators have selected about fifty who shall attend workshops in … More 2015 Writivism Creative Writing Workshop Selected Writers

2015 Writivism Mentors

The Writivism programme is excited to unveil all the thirty two established African writers who shall participate in the 2015 mentoring component of the programme. We are extremely grateful to the mentors for donating their time to guide emerging African writers, who shall be picked from our 2015 workshops cohort. The workshops shall be held … More 2015 Writivism Mentors

2015 Writivism Creative Writing Workshops: Call for Applications

21st, September, 2014 National Museum of Kenya: The Storymoja Hay Festival 15:00 hours, East African Time. The Writivism 2015 workshops will be held on various dates in January 2015 in five different African cities. The three-day non-residential workshops are planned for Lagos, Gaborone, Kampala, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg. Applicants will attend workshops in the … More 2015 Writivism Creative Writing Workshops: Call for Applications

Saaleha Idrees Bamjee’s Out of the Blue wins the 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize

Saturday 21st June 2014 Below are the winners of the Writivism Short Story Prize 2014. Overall winner: Saaleha Idrees Bamjee, Out of the Blue 1st Runner up: Saaleha Bhamjee, Lunatic 2nd Runner up: Ngasa Wise Nzikie, Devils Regional Winner, Eastern Africa: Ssekandi Ronald Sseguja, Walls and Borders Regional Winner, Westerm Africa: Kelechi Njoku, Survived By … More Saaleha Idrees Bamjee’s Out of the Blue wins the 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize

Announcement of the 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize Shortlist

By Ellen Banda- Aaku (on behalf of the Judging panel 2014 Writivism Short Story prize). It was a pleasure to read all the stories on the long list. The themes of the stories were varied however many reflected in different ways the realities of life in our societies. Spousal abuse; the apathy of civil servants; … More Announcement of the 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize Shortlist

Announcing the 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize Longlist

The longlist  for the 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize has been announced today (Thursday 15 May 2014). The longlist  was selected from over 200 entries from 17 African countries by  team of five judges chaired by Ellen Banda-Aaku. The other judges are Zukiswa Wanner, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Emmanuel Sigauke and Glaydah Namukasa. The 2014 longlist comprises: Day After Tomorrow … More Announcing the 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize Longlist