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 Entrants must be unpublished writers (unpublished here means those who have not had a book published), resident in an African … More The 2018 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction Submission Guidelines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 Entrants must be unpublished writers, resident … More The 2018 Writivism Short Story Prize Submission Guidelines
Let’s begin like this. It is 14:00hrs Kampala time and we are still outside Entebbe airport. Our Writivism guest, writer JJ. Bola, landed ten minutes back and should be worried already. But the fleet of cars ahead of us squeezes out the little hope in us. We are not about to enter. Lewis is on … More Africans Do Read: The JJ Bola Effect
by Shelah Owino “I can’t be late!” I muttered to myself as I rushed to the reception of the Ntinda complex thingy. (couldn’t even remember the name) The gentleman there was gracious enough to escort me to the 3rd floor. Innovation village the wall read. Albeit out of breath, I told the receptionist, “I’m here … More Finding Another Family
The joint shortlist for two 2017 Writivism prizes has been announced today (Monday July 17, 2017). The shortlists were selected by the two different panels of judges for the two respective categories of this year’s prizes. The Short Story Prize is judged by Helon Habila (chair), Sumayya Lee, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Emmanuel Sigauke and Edwige-Renée … More The 2017 Writivism Prize Shortlist
by Patsy Mugabi Math is a demanding subject. This is a universally accepted truth. It appears in every facet of life as we keep subtracting things that do not add up. It demands to be featured in our daily deeds and like a meal, it waits to be served. And for some, tickles our mental … More Friday Nights and Maths?