Tendai Huchu

Tendai Huchu

The short story prizes are lining up with the latest one on the block being the Writivism Short Story Prize. The panel of judges for this year’s prize will be chaired by Chika Unigwe. The judges include Mukoma wa Ngugi, Ainehi Edoro, Tendai Huchu and Rachel Zadok. Entries for the short story prize will be open February 1st.
This prize winner will be announced at the Writivism Festival which will be held in Kampala, Uganda. There will be a lot more happening at the festival with the theme Engaging the Makerere Literary Tradition: Conversations across generations of African writers. There will be keynote addresses on the theme, panel discussions, conversations on sub-themes related to the over-arching theme. There will also be master classes, a stage play and book launches.
Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire, CACE co-founder, says “The 2015 program is exciting at many levels. We have three Caine Prize winners, Tope Folarin, Okwiri Oduor and Rotimi Babatunde as mentors, and will, during our annual festival make connections across generations of African writers, from the Ngugi wa Thiong’o generation to NoViolet Bulawayo’s. These conversations will also engage a cross-section of readers of African Literature. Indeed, it’s the best time to be a reader of African Literature.”
For more information on these activities, please contact the Writivism Team on cace.director@gmail.com.