The Uganda International Writers Conference 2019 is set to happen in Kampala, Uganda from May 15-17, 2019. The conference is organised by the African Writers…View More Uganda International Writers Conference 2019 for Kampala in May.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s House of Stone are on the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019 shortlist announced on January 11,…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma on Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019 shortlist.
The judges for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019 and the Koffi Addo Prize for Nonfiction 2019 were announced on December 5, 2018. Writivism is…View More Meet the judges for the Writivism Fiction and Nonfiction prizes for 2019.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is a Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 judge. The Ugandan award winning novelist and short story writer will be selecting the winner…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 judge.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi received her Windham-Campbell Prize 2018 cheque at Yale University, USA on September 12, 2018. The Windham-Campbell Prize, established in 2013 with a…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi receives her Windham-Campbell Prize 2018.
Writers from across the African continent converged on Berlin for the first African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner on April 26-28, 2018.…View More African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.
Chinua Achebe’s work Things Fall Apart at 60 was celebrated with readings by some of the most well-known African writers working today at the South…View More Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” at 60 celebration
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has signed with U.S publisher Transit Books. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbiwas introduced to the African literary scene in what could only be described…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi gets American publisher
The Miles Morland Foundation has just announced the shortlist for the 2015 Morland Writing Scholarships. These applicants will be whittled down to four on December…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2015 shortlist announced
Kiprop Kimutai became famous when his manuscript The Water Spirits became third in the Kwani Manuscript Project that ended last year. The winner was Jennifer…View More Kiprop Kimutai’s #TrueStoriesFromIten
A few weeks ago I mentioned that Rwandan writers were asked to submit stories for a new anthology. The deadline came and went and Huza…View More Mentors start signing up for Rwanda anthology
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…View More Writivism Festival Day 2: historical novels, non-fiction and cocktails
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…View More The Writivism Festival 2015 is here! (Day one is coming)
Boy Interrupted the debut novel of Liberian author Saah Millimono will be launching tomorrow at The Market Place, Carey & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia tomorrow…View More Boy Interrupted to launch in Monrovia, Liberia
The longlist for the Etisalat Prize for African Literature was announced by the panel of judges earlier today. They are; An Imperfect Blessing by Nadia…View More 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature longlist announced