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 […]

British literary journal Panorama picks Troy Onyango as fiction editor
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British literary journal Panorama picks Troy Onyango as fiction editor

British literary journal Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel has picked Troy Onyango to be the fiction editor for its Voices of East Africa edition. Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel is a British literary journal, with a modern focus on travel literature, art, and photography. The journal which is relatively new in the journal […]

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 […]

Wangari the Storyteller features at Kenya National Library Kids Book Club
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Wangari the Storyteller features at Kenya National Library Kids Book Club

Wangari the Storyteller was the featured performer at Kenya National Library Kids Book Club on July 15, 2017. The Kenya National Library Service is a body of the Government of Kenya established to develop, promote, establish and equip libraries in the East African nation. One of the most iconic of the libraries on its books […]

The Writivism prizes for fiction and nonfiction for 2017 announced
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The Writivism prizes for fiction and nonfiction for 2017 announced

The shortlists for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 and the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction 2017 have been announced today. A large part of the African writing community was today distracted by the beginning of the new season of The Game of Thrones. With many eyes elsewhere, our friends from Writivism decided that […]