Kariuki wa Nyamu wins Babishai Haiku Prize 2017 in Kampala
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Kariuki wa Nyamu wins Babishai Haiku Prize 2017 in Kampala

Kenyan writer Kariuki wa Nyamu is the winner of the Babishai Haiku Prize 2017. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Kampala, Uganda on August 6, 2017. The second edition of Babishai Haiku 2017 prize kicked off earlier in the year with a call out for submissions. African poets who had not published a […]

Literature Gabfest 2017 for Kampala in September
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Literature Gabfest 2017 for Kampala in September

Literature Gabfest, a new literary festival, will be hosted at the Studios on Seventh, Kampala from September 9-10, 2017. There’s a new literary festival in Uganda called the Literature Gabfest organized by Book Enthusiasts in Kampala. As you know, a gabfest is a conference or other gathering with prolonged talking; in this case the talking […]

Controversy ensues as Writivism celebrates fifth year in Gulu, Uganda
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Controversy ensues as Writivism celebrates fifth year in Gulu, Uganda

Writivism which is celebrating five years hosted a reading in Gulu, Uganda after a workshop featuring young writers from Northern Uganda. The events in Gulu didn’t go down well with one of Okot P’Bitek’s daughter’s. Writivism has built its name as one of the most important literary initiatives in the East African region in the […]

Miles Morland Foundation hosts African Writers in Uganda
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Miles Morland Foundation hosts African Writers in Uganda

The Miles Morland Foundation hosted some of the hottest writers on the continent for a Creative writer’s workshop in Uganda on July 8-15, 2017. The workshop was hosted by Giles Foden and Michela Wrong. The Miles Morland Foundation has been known for its support of many artistic initiatives on the continent backing literary festivals and […]

Babishai Haiku 2017 shortlist announced
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Babishai Haiku 2017 shortlist announced

The judges of the Babishai Haiku 2017 competition have announced the shortlist for this year’s competition. The Babishai Niwe Foundation started their Haiku competition in 2016 with Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire (Ghana), Chibuihe-Light Obi (Nigeria), and Kwaku Feni Adow (Ghana) sharing the grand prize. The second edition of the competition dubbed the Babishai Haiku 2017 competition […]

The IBBY Africa Region Conference set for Kampala in August 2017
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The IBBY Africa Region Conference set for Kampala in August 2017

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Africa Region Conference will happen in Kampala, Uganda from 22nd -24th August 2017. The conference theme is “Rethinking Contemporary Literature for Children and Young Adults in Africa.” The IBBY Africa Region Conference is the largest gathering of writers and publishers with a focus on writing and […]

Femrite Literary Week for Kampala in July #Femlitweek
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Femrite Literary Week for Kampala in July #Femlitweek

Femrite Literary Week, a series of events with a literary focus, will be hosted in Kampala, Uganda from July 24-28, 2017. The Uganda Women Writers’ Association universally known as Femrite is an organisation that promotes Ugandan creative women writers through training and publishing. Formed in May 1996 by Mary Karoro Okurut and many others, some […]

Nick Makoha poetry collection ‘Kingdom of Gravity’ launches in Kampala
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Nick Makoha poetry collection ‘Kingdom of Gravity’ launches in Kampala

Nick Makoha’s launched his poetry collection Kingdom of Gravity at the Ntinda Complex in Kampala, Uganda on July 13, 2017. His panel was moderated by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. Nick Makoha first came to the notice of this blogger when he won the Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2015. Makoha who fled Uganda, because of the […]

Jennifer Makumbi Nansubuga, Okwiri Oduor feature at Goethe Nairobi’s Literary Crossroads
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Jennifer Makumbi Nansubuga, Okwiri Oduor feature at Goethe Nairobi’s Literary Crossroads

Jennifer Makumbi Nansubuga and Okwiri Odour were the featured guests at Literary Crossroads hosted at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi on June 29, 2017. Literary Crossroads is a series that brings together African writers on the continent and from the diaspora to discuss contemporary trends and themes in literature. Writers from outside Kenya are paired […]

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Okwiri Oduor for Literary Crossroads in Goethe Nairobi
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Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Okwiri Oduor for Literary Crossroads in Goethe Nairobi

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Okwiri Oduor are the featured guests at the Literary Crossroads at the Goethe Nairobi on Thursday June 29, 2017. Literary Crossroads is a series that brings together African writers on the continent and from the diaspora to discuss contemporary trends and themes in literature. Under this project, the Goethe-Institut invites writers […]