Awards Festivals

Meet the mentors of Writivism 2017

Writivism has unveiled its mentors for 2017. Those mentoring in English will be, Chuma Nwokolo, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Dami Ajayi, Yewande Omotoso, Tiah Beautement, Tendai Rinos Mwanaka, Emmanuel Iduma, Karen Jennings, and Lidudumalingani. In French mentoring will be done by Richard Ali, Marcus Boni TEIGA, and Pierre Cherruau. Writivism, the project of writing as activism, […]


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 […]

Congo Cote D'Ivoire

Richard Ali A Mutu kicks off Jalada Conversations

Richard Ali A Mutu popularly known as Richard Ali is a very special man. He came to our attention last year for a story in the Africa39 anthology which shows Kinshasha in such vivid detail that I am determined to see this town very soon. The beauty about it is that he wrote this story […]