Babishai Haiku 2017 call for submissions
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Babishai Haiku 2017 call for submissions

The Babishai Haiku 2017 award, the leading prize for Haiku writing in Africa, is seeking your submissions for this year’s competition. The award in its second year is sponsored by the Open Society Initiative for East Africa, UNISA and the African Haiku Network. Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry of consisting of […]

Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launches ‘Flame and Song’ in Kampala
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Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launches ‘Flame and Song’ in Kampala

Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launched her debut collection of prose and poetry Flame and Song at a well-attended event in Kampala, Uganda on Tuesday April 4, 2017. Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa was a child in Uganda in a period that has been indelibly seared into the minds of all Africans; during the murderous regime of Idi […]

African Speculative Fiction Society announces Nommo Awards 2017 contenders
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African Speculative Fiction Society announces Nommo Awards 2017 contenders

The African Speculative Fiction Society announced the contenders for the Nommo Awards 2017 on April 4, 2017. The writers announced are shortlisted for Best Novel, Best Novella, Best Short Story, and Best Graphic Novel, chosen from eligible works published in 2015 or 2016. The African Speculative Fiction Society, a new community of writers, editors, publishers […]

Goretti Kyomuhendo features as Femrite author for March 2017
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Goretti Kyomuhendo features as Femrite author for March 2017

Goretti Kyomuhendo was the featured author at the monthly event that the Uganda Women Writers’ Association popularly known as Femrite hosted at its offices in Kampala on March 20th 2017. Femrite is the well-known brand but its formal name is the Uganda Women Writers’ Association. The association, which is in its twentieth year, was founded […]

Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced
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Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced

Ten poets have made the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced today. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize launched in 2012 is a major annual poetry prize of £3000, aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. Now in its fifth year, the Prize is sponsored by Brunel University London […]

Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa signed to Sooo Many Stories
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Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa signed to Sooo Many Stories

Cape Town based storyteller Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa has signed to Ugandan publisher Sooo Many Stories. She will be launching her memoir Flame and Song on April 4th, 2017 in Kampala. Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa comes from literary royalty. She is the daughter of legendary Ugandan poet, Henry Barlow, who is most famous for writing the iconic, […]

Images and videos from the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017
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Images and videos from the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017

Here are images and videos from the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017. The Uganda International Writers Conference 2017 was hosted at the Fairway Hotel from March 6-8, 2017. The events in the East African capital saw writers, publishers and other interested parties take part in discussions about the business of publishing in Africa. Some of […]

Kemigisha, Asinde, Prof Erapu, Umutoni talk about the current state of African publishing
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Kemigisha, Asinde, Prof Erapu, Umutoni talk about the current state of African publishing

  Precious Kemigisha, Regina Asinde, Prof Laban Erapu, Louise Umutoni talked about the current state of African publishing at the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017. They would also be moderated by Elone Natumanya. The panel begun with what is starting to be a thing at this space as the moderator asked the panellists to introduce […]

Kagumiire, Kakoma and Nabagereka kick off Uganda International Writers Conference 2017
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Kagumiire, Kakoma and Nabagereka kick off Uganda International Writers Conference 2017

Rosebell Kagumiire, Nyana Kakoma and Zaahida Nabagereka were the first panellists at the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017 in Kampala, Uganda. They were moderated by Elone Natumanya. The third edition of the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017 kicked off on March 6th at the Fairway Hotel in Kampala, Uganda. The conference was organised by our […]