Love on the Road 2014 writing contest

The deadline for submissions of fiction or nonfiction stories about love and travel is July 31, 2014. It’s the second time Malinki Press is running this contest. Entrants can win some of $350 in prize money and a place in the anthology, which is scheduled for publication as a paperback and ebook in February by […]

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I am Ready to Become a Full Time Editor, says Otieno Owino

Written by Otieno Owino Whenever I have applied to be considered for an opportunity, I have always had mixed reactions. Where will my letter end? Will they consider it? Will they write back to say how they regret leaving me out? Or will there be a letter that drags a smile out of my heart […]

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AWT EDITORS WORKSHOP WAS AWESOME

By Crystal Rutangye The month of June 2014 was an exciting one for Kampala’s litterateurs. After celebrating Jennifer Makumbi at the Commonwealth Writers prize-giving dinner, then having a panel discussion on Sustainable Writing – all after a one-week non-fiction writers’ workshop – the literary jamboree ended with a Writivism festival that ran almost concurrently with […]

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Ellah Wakatama Allfrey on how she became an editor and why editing should be professionalised

Interview by Nyana Kakoma African Writers Trust and Commonwealth Writers recently organised an Editorial Skills Development Workshop that I was lucky to be a part of. Lucky because one of the facilitators was Ellah Wakatama Allfrey who came along with another Editor, Vimbai Shire. I first met Ellah Allfrey last year at the Granta-Kwani?-British Council […]

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Flash Fiction Competition

The César Egido Serrano Foundation Announces the IV Edition of the International Flash Fiction Competition “Museum of Words” As one of the objectives of the Foundation is the value of the word and dialogue as a tool for uniting peoples, the slogan of this contest edition will be, Mandela: Words and Concord. The rules of […]

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2014 Morland Writing Scholarships

The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce today (June 20th) the 2014 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers. Entries can now be received by the Foundation. The deadline for submissions is Oct 31st 2014. Please go to the Foundation website here to see the terms of the Scholarships and how to apply. We are […]

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Call for Grandpa, Grandma stories

In 2012 Inclusive Works organised an international children’s stories competition. The theme was ‘New gender roles in the multicultural society’. With over 350 submitted stories from 33 countries and the publication of 3 illustrated children’s books the competition was a success. In 2014 Inclusive Works organises a new edition of this competition. This year’s theme […]

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The poetry workshop translation team -- what does that mean?

The poetry workshop — an Africa-China first in Guangdong Province!

To the best of our — African Writers Trust and Shantou University — knowledge, the recent poetry workshop conducted by Mildred Barya of AWT was the first example of representatives from an African cultural organization meeting with representatives from a Chinese cultural organization in Guangdong Province, China. In fact, we’re not even sure if this […]

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Some translations to go with your tea

Susan Nalugwa Kiguli, PhD, is well-known in African literary circles as a poet, scholar, and educator.  Susan also serves on the board of African Writers Trust. (For more on Kiguli’s achievments).  ZHANG Jinjin, the translator, is a poet and a member of the Integrative Studies Program at Shantou University, China. The selections are from Kiguli’s […]

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Scenes from the Africa-China cultural exchange conference at Shantou University, China

As part of the “Cultural Exchange and Engagement in Africa-China Relationships: Defining Possibilities, Realizing Opportunities” conference at Shantou University, representatives from African Writers Trust met with members of the Shantou Writers Association, in Shantou, China, to hold a poetry workshop and discuss creative writing. This event was hosted by the Global Digital Humanities platform at […]

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