Writivism Creative Writing Workshop 2015 attendees announced

Dilman Dila facilitates in Kampala
Dilman Dila facilitates in Kampala

It’s all happening at the Ake Festival today. Our friends from Writivism have announced the writers who will be attending the Writivism 2015 workshops in cities around the continent. The writers who were shortlisted will attend workshops led by Dilman Dila (Kampala), Zukiswa Wanner and Anne Ayeta Wangusa (Dar es Salaam), Yewande Omotoso and Saaleha Idrees Bamjee (Johannesburg), Dami Ajayi (Lagos) and Donald Molosi and Lauri Kubuitsile (Gaborone). They will then be assigned mentors from a 32-strong list of established African writers who have donated their time and skill to guide and support emerging writers based on the continent. The next generation of writers from the continent, names that will be ruling the roost for years to come include:

Kampala
1. Sydney Mugerwa
2. Saba El Lazim
3. Margaret Muthee
4. Lilian Akampurira Aujo
5. Harriet Anena
6. Anne Kirya
7. Emily Achieng
8. Charlotte Bossa
9. Nabimanya Praise
10. Emmanuel Ssebagala
11. Jacky Kemigisa
12. Paul Kisakye
13. Emmanuel Anyole

Dar es Salaam
1. Jacqueline Njambi
2. Maimouna Jallow
3. Sima Mitta
4. Emma Kimani
5. Sarah Bonareri
6. Wairimu Muriithi
7. Valerie Bah
8. Regina Asinde
9. Magunga Williams
10. Robert Munuku
11. Peter Ngila

Johannesburg
1. Saaleha Bhamjee
2. Greta Schuler
3. Siyabonga Lerumo
4. Chivimbiso Gava
5. Chris Djuma
6. Hellen Herimbi
7. Jafta Odendaal
8. Khanyile Joseph Mlotshwa
9. Lerato Molisana
10. Michelle Ainsile
11. Chumisa Ndakisa

Lagos
1. Basit Jamiu
2.Chidinma Ogarama
3. Chika Chimezie
4. Gbolahan Badmus
5. Kate Ekanem
6. Tolu Daniel
7. Ronke Adeleke
8. Salau Adeola
9. Uzome Ihejirika
10. Vivian Uchechi Ogbonna
11. Socrates Mbamalu

Gaborone
1. Gomolemo Morwa
2. Matlhogonolo Motshegwa
3. Sharon Tshipa
4. Janet Mudongo
5. Tshepo Bogatsu
6. Florence Phuti
7. Thato Chuma
8. Ofilwe Powe
9. Priscillar Matara
10. Katlego Kol-Les

All the best newbies. We shall be following your careers keenly from now on.

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