Awards Rwanda

Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlist unveiled

The Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 shortlist was announced on February 28, 2017. The good people at Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 have announced those in the running for the ultimate prize in Rwandan writing. The shortlist of ten writers was chosen by judges Paula Akugizibwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Richard Ali, and Felwine Sarr. […]

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, […]

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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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Writivism Festival 2015 Day 3: Oil and bunked panels

So what did you do on Friday? Well many people work sluggishly all day then at closing they will flee to the nearest bar. At the Writivism Festival 2015, Friday seemed to know that folks might not be as responsive so there was less of an intensive program. Either that or they opted to have […]

Advocacy Sudan

Support comes in for embattled Sudanese Writers Union

The license for the Sudanese Writers Union (SWU) was revoked on 29th January by the ministry of culture of that country. The revocation has been described as a wider crackdown by authorities on centers believed to be pro-opposition. This means that the organisation registered in 2006 to hold cultural and intellectual seminars, film screenings and […]


Jalada Afrofutures anthology now online

Its taken its time but it is now here. The Jalada 02: Afrofuture(s) anthology was launched at midnight yesterday in Nairobi. It’s the third anthology of the Jalada Writers Collective and this edition has work from voices as diverse as Richard Ali, Jude Dibia, Okwiri Oduor, Ivor Hartmann, Lydia Kasese and Melisa Kiguwa . The […]