Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is one of the brightest names in African writing right now. The native of Zimbabwe who has lived in South Africa and the USA has two books to her name. Shadows, her debut short story collection, was published to critical acclaim by Kwela in South Africa (2013) and awarded the 2014 Herman […]
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Pemi Aguda is the first recipient of the new residency for African writers announced today by the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) and South Africa’s Stellenbosch University English department. This new residency for emerging African Writers gets basic funding from the Miles Morland Foundation with the university supporting the programme in kind. Apart from […]
Yvonne Adhiambo Owour is having a red letter kind of year. On the literary side her debut novel is getting accolades right left and centre from prize. Yesterday the popular writer was given a rare nod by the Kenyan publishing fraternity with a shortlist of the Jomo Kenyatta Literary prize for 2015. Away from the […]
We have a winner. Or rather two winners. The winners of the inaugural Huza Press short story competition and they are Darla Rudakubana and Daniel Rafiki. The two winners of the first Rwandan short story competition that we have ever heard of was announced at the Century Park in Nyarutarama on Saturday. The two share […]
Writivism, the movement aimed at bringing the writing game to the centre of the African narrative largely based in Kampala has a new team running things. They announced the new team yesterday but I was busy following deadline day on the English Premier League and therefore did nothing much. Yes, my Arsenal didn’t buy anyone […]
So I gave a snapshot from the 2015 edition of the Uganda International Writers’ Conference on Wednesday. Here are images from the organisers who had invited a huge number of authors. Thanks organisers!
It was all going down in Kampala, Uganda as writers from around continent converged for the 2015 edition of the Uganda International Writers’ Conference. There was a large number of events from 1st to 6th March with the theme some free and some paid with the theme, Memoir and Truth. Some of the highlights for […]