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The Writivism Short Story Prize 2015 Longlist

The long list for the 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize, selected from a record 277 entries, was announced last Friday afternoon. The panel of judges for this years prize chaired by Chika Unigwe comprised of Mukoma wa Ngugi, Tendai Huchu, Ainehi Edoro and Rachel Zadok. They were assisted by many readers who helped whittle down […]


Writivism Workshops 2015: Johannesburg 23-25 January

Then there was Johannesburg. This has been considered by many to be the richest city in Africa, especially those pesky economist types. The creative writing workshop in this town was being run by Yewande Omotoso and Saaleha Idrees Bamjee. Omotoso is celebrating a “happy birthday” today (Happy Birthday to you!) but she isn’t just about […]


Writivism Creative Writing Workshop 2015 attendees announced

It’s all happening at the Ake Festival today. Our friends from Writivism have announced the writers who will be attending the Writivism 2015 workshops in cities around the continent. The writers who were shortlisted will attend workshops led by Dilman Dila (Kampala), Zukiswa Wanner and Anne Ayeta Wangusa (Dar es Salaam), Yewande Omotoso and Saaleha […]

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A smashing Writivism 2014

The last week saw one of the biggest gatherings of African writers on this continent of ours for a long while as the Writivism Festival 2014 rolled into Kampala, Uganda. There were also writing master classes, panels, speeches and all variety of talks from Ellen Banda-Aaku, Samuel Kolawole, Zukiswa Wanner, literary agent David Godwin, Ella […]