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Short Story Day Africa Prize 2017 longlist announced

The Short Story Africa Prize 2017 has announced the 21 Africans making the cut for one of the continent’s most respected literary prizes. Short Story Day Africa is one of the more well-known literary prizes on the African continent today. Coming out of a South African base, the prize recognises short story writers from all […]

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Babishai Niwe Poetry Festival 2016 to make Kampala splash

The Babishai Niwe Poetry Festival 2016, founded by Beverley Nambozo, will be making a Kampala splash as poets and other performers land in the Ugandan capital from 24-26th August 2016. There will a flurry of activity over a three day period in venues around Kampala featuring some of the most well-known names in African poetry […]

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The Storymoja Festival 2015 is here!

The Storymoja Festival 2015 is here ladies and gentlemen! The hype and the tweets and the Facebook statuses and Instagram posts and the planning has culminated to one of the biggest cultural event in the region is upon us. The festival promises some of the best discussions with the book being at the centre of […]

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Writivism Festival 2015 Day 4: Politics, selling books and breaking down language barriers

Saturday in Kampala, Uganda saw the African writing community in the form of Writivism Festival 2015 converging at the city’s National Theatre for a series of activites. The keynote address in the evening was given by Ugandan poet, fiction writer, scholar and columnist John Nagenda. Nagenda is also a senior media advisor to President Yoweri […]

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Harriet Anena’s A Nation in Labour launches at Writivism Festival 2015

Communications professional Harriet Anena launched her poetry collectionA Nation in Labour at the National Theatre in Kampala at the Writivism Festival 2015 on Saturday afternoon. The event was moderated by Jagero Oduor and introduced by Richard Ali with Prof Laban Erapu and Rachel Zadok joining in the conversation. Zadok was the 2014 Writivism mentor for […]

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Anthologies Galore: Kut, Sarabi, Ankara

An anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler. Lets talk anthologies today; the ones that are newly out and the ones you are a writer can contribute your writing two. Top on the list of the ones you really want to read is Kut compiled by Kenya writer Oduor Jagero and […]