Then there was Kampala, Uganda. Kampala is very important to the Writivism narrative as this was the country where the initiative was first implemented. The workshop at the biggest city
While the folks in Johannesburg were living it up their workshop East Africa was busy doing the first of its workshops in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The three day workshop
Then there was Johannesburg. This has been considered by many to be the richest city in Africa, especially those pesky economist types. The creative writing workshop in this town was
The Writivism Workshops continued to rock the African continent and after rocking Gaberone, Botswana the next stop in the road was Lagos, Nigeria. Here Basit Jamiu, Chidinma Ogarama, Chika Chimezie,
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Author Henrietta Rose-Innes is a South African with four books to her credit. The first two of her books Shark’s Egg (2001) and The Rock Alphabet (2004) were published by
We all know the benefits of the Caine Prize to you as an African writer. The people who have been short listed and who have won it in the last
Storymoja Publishers is most famous for the annual literary festival that they host in Nairobi, Kenya. They are also the people behind several titles. They are also the people who
Dinachi Onuzo is Nigerian musician who was born in Lagos but is now based in London, England. The musician plays a blend of jazz, folk, highlife and gospel. Dinachi Onuzo
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Lauren Beukes came back from the US back to Mzansi and posted the following tweet that was favourited and retweeted like crazy; G’bye America and thanks for all the fish.
The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America, based in New York City, USA.