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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
- My Life Has A Price–Tina Okpara’s memoir of modern day slavery September 24, 2012
- Is The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize biased? March 27, 2011
- Place Is Personal, says Leila Aboulela October 30, 2012
- AWT’s Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi wins the Kwani? Manuscript Project July 3, 2013
- Kofi Awoonor: Dearly loved & missed. Tributes and more September 22, 2013
- Love on the Road 2014 writing contest July 15, 2014
- I am Ready to Become a Full Time Editor, says Otieno Owino July 14, 2014
- AWT EDITORS WORKSHOP WAS AWESOME July 7, 2014
- Ellah Wakatama Allfrey on how she became an editor and why editing should be professionalised June 30, 2014
- Flash Fiction Competition June 20, 2014
- Leila Aboulela: Really enjoyed this. Excellent interview....
- Mulumba Ivan Matthias: Nice interview. It's an eye opener....
- Emmanuel Monychol: love this-inspiring story...
- Goretti Kyomuhendo: I am glad you benefited so much, Nakisanze,...
- Nakisanze: Who ever said the best things in life are free was...