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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 […]

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Caine Prize Anthology 2015 cover out

Remember when we gave exclusive coverage of the Caine Prize workshop that happened for in Ghana earlier in the year? Well we have some output from the whole process apart from writers from all over the continent learning the taste of Ghana’s awesome Star beer. The Caine Prize Anthology of 2015 is now almost ready […]

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Buy Attack of the Shidaz! (Another World Record attempt)

I have featured this before. Storymoja publishers have been attempting for the last couple of years been trying to break the work record for the number of people reading aloud from the same text at the same time. This attempt was tried last year and earlier in the year. Well its that time again as […]