Awards Fiction

Fred D’Aguiar, Louise Umutoni, Kevin Jared Hosein to judge Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2022

Fred D’Aguiar, Kevin Jared Hosein, and Louise Umutoni are on the judging panel for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2022 announced today, September 22, 2021. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English in the regions of Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean, and the […]

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Umutoni, Mbue, Shire, Gyasi, Okorafor make OkayAfrica’s 100 Women list.

Nnedi Okorafor, Louise Umutoni, Imbolo Mbue, Warsan Shire, Yaa Gyasi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Okwiri Oduor made OkayAfrica’s 100 Women list. OkayAfrica is a popular website for Africans on the continent and in the diaspora dedicated to African culture, music and politics. The influential website compiled what it calls “OkayAfrica’s 100 Women;” an influential group […]

Festivals Uganda

Kemigisha, Asinde, Prof Erapu, Umutoni talk about the current state of African publishing

  Precious Kemigisha, Regina Asinde, Prof Laban Erapu, Louise Umutoni talked about the current state of African publishing at the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017. They would also be moderated by Elone Natumanya. The panel begun with what is starting to be a thing at this space as the moderator asked the panellists to introduce […]


Ngugi Wa Thiong’o story stars in latest Jalada Anthology

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s story The Upright Revolution (or Why Humans Walk Upright) is the story at the centre of Jalada Africa’s latest anthology dubbed The Translation Issue. The story which was initially written in Kikuyu and translated into English by Kenya’s leading author is a folk tale about the human body parts and a battle […]