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Pemi Aguda Wins 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize 2015

Nigeria writer Pemi Aguda is the winner of the Writivism Short Story 2015 for her story, Caterer, Caterer. The writer was announced at a ceremony at the National Theatre in Kampala on Sunday evening. The evening, which was emceed by Writivism board member and recently announced Etisalat judge Zukiswa Wanner, had a series of activities […]

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Writivism Festival Day 2: historical novels, non-fiction and cocktails

Then the third day of the Writivism Festival 2015 rolled through; one filled with activities of interest to those who want to know more about the African writing world. The highlight of the day had to have been the keynote address given by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and moderated by James Murua. Nansubuga for those who […]

Etisalat Prize for African literature unveils 2015 judges
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Etisalat Prize for African literature unveils 2015 judges

The judges for this year’s edition of the Etisalat Prize for African literature are Ato Quayson who is chairing alongside Molara Wood and Zukiswa Wanner. The announcement was made at the yesterday in Lagos, Nigeria. The Etisalat Prize for African writing is the richest prize for a first book to come from an African author […]

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Writivism Day 1: Master Classes, Panel, Tsitsi and Rolex

*Jeff Koinange voice* What a day! What a series of master classes! What a panel! What a speech by the one and only TSISTI DANGAREMBGA! The Tsitsi of Nervous Conditions! The Tsitsi of Neria! Oh my! What a smokin’ day of Writivism Festival 2015! Someone call G4S!*ends voice narration* Day one of the Writivism Festival […]

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Writivism Festival 2015: Day 2 promises loads

It’s getting to day two at the Writivism Festival 2015 which will be on the Thursday people. To those who want to keep up I tell you that this is the place to be right now. Just like on day one there shall be school tour happening and this time round the school enjoying the […]

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The Writivism Festival 2015 is here! (Day one is coming)

The hype towards the Writivism Festival 2015 happening in Kampala, Uganda has been intense with good reason. We love the idea of activism to get the writing gospel out there and this is one of the most innovative vehicles for African writers out there. This blogger arrived early Tuesday morning after a bus journey from […]

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Miles Morland Fellowship 2015: Start submitting folks

Its that time of the year again. The writing scholarship of the Miles Morland Foundation is open for business and waiting for your submissions from today. Three Morland Writing Scholarships for fiction and one for non-fiction are open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa or both of whose parents […]

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FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award 2015 long list out

In February I blogged about these FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards where writers, film makers and visual artists would be eligible for cash prizes up to US$40,000 and more goodies. The organisers of the awards covering more than 100 emerging market nations announced have their long lists. The fiction lists have some of our […]