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
We are now a month into 2018 and now seems a good time as any to announce the 2018 Writivism Festival dates. The 6th edition of Uganda’s top literary festival will take place between August 17th and 19th, 2018 in Kampala. Following last year’s festival where we celebrated our fifth anniversary and the triumphs of … More Announcing the #Writivism2018 Festival Dates and Team
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 Entrants must be unpublished writers (unpublished here means those who have not had a book published), resident in an African … More The 2018 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction Submission Guidelines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