Morland Writing scholarships 2016 winners announced

The Morland Writing scholarships 2016 winners have been announced and they are Abdul Adan (Somalia), Ayesha Harruna Attah (Ghana), Lidudumalingani Mqombothi (South Africa), and Nneoma Ike-Njoku (Nigeria). The Judges for this year were, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, the Chair, accompanied by Olufemi Terry and Muthoni Garland. “We were especially concerned this year to choose scholars whose proposals […]

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Morland Writing Scholarship Awards 2015 winners announced

The Miles Morland Foundation has just announced the winners of Morland Writing Scholarships for 2015. The winners each receive a grant of ₤18,000 to allow them to take a year to write a book. This year for the first time there are two non-fiction awards of £27,000 to be paid over a year and a […]

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YouTube Videos from the Storymoja Festival 2015

So I have finally uploaded all the videos that I took at the Storymoja Festival 2015 that happened this month. The videos were taken over a two day period on the Saturday and Saturday with a Samsung J7 which I am still learning how to use. Therefore the quality of the videos isn’t world class […]

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Storymoja Festival 2015: Blog numbero uno

The Storymoja festival was in high gear at its new venue the Nairobi Arboretum. The activities were mainly targeted at the younger Kenyan population to get them to understand the importance of reading. School children attended the festival from Wednesday to Friday and were wowed by Reading Ambassadors like Sauti Sol and Anto Neosoul. In […]

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Writivism Festival Day 2: historical novels, non-fiction and cocktails

Then the third day of the Writivism Festival 2015 rolled through; one filled with activities of interest to those who want to know more about the African writing world. The highlight of the day had to have been the keynote address given by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and moderated by James Murua. Nansubuga for those who […]

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Writivism Day 1: Master Classes, Panel, Tsitsi and Rolex

*Jeff Koinange voice* What a day! What a series of master classes! What a panel! What a speech by the one and only TSISTI DANGAREMBGA! The Tsitsi of Nervous Conditions! The Tsitsi of Neria! Oh my! What a smokin’ day of Writivism Festival 2015! Someone call G4S!*ends voice narration* Day one of the Writivism Festival […]

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The Writivism Festival 2015 is here! (Day one is coming)

The hype towards the Writivism Festival 2015 happening in Kampala, Uganda has been intense with good reason. We love the idea of activism to get the writing gospel out there and this is one of the most innovative vehicles for African writers out there. This blogger arrived early Tuesday morning after a bus journey from […]


Images from the Uganda International Writers’ Conference 2015

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!