Abuja literary festival is on its second year and this time Writivism will be participating. This years festival is themed: Arts and Social Consciousness – the intent being to examine how Art can change the world and be a socially conscious tool across the different ideological leanings existent globally and more specifically, across the continent … More Writivism will be at Abuja Lit Fest 2019.
The shortlists for the 2019 Writivism Short Story Prize and The Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction have been announced, and they include 5 of Africa’s budding literary talents. Each of the shortlists is made up of 3 stories with one writer featuring on both, which is a true mark of their excellence as a … More 2019 Writivism Prizes Shortlists Announced
Apart from Unbreakale Bonds being this year’s theme for our activities, it is also the title of a special anthology of fiction, photography and nonfiction from Eastern Africa and the UK diaspora. The anthology is edited by Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire, Esther Mirembe and Sumayya Lee. This anthology is a part of the activities funded by … More UNBREAKABLE BONDS: An Anthology of Fiction, Photography and Nonfiction from Eastern Africa and the UK
We recently began to ask ourselves questions about what it means that our prizes are only open to writers living on the continent. Our argument has always been that we do not have enough opportunities for writers on the continent. And it is true. But what does this mean for our definition of ourselves as … More #WRITIVISM2019: UNBREAKABLE BONDS