African Writers Trust (AWT) will in March 2015 hold a five-day Second Edition of the Uganda International Writers conference in Kampala. Thirty delegates – drawn from writers, literary organisations engaged in the promotion of African literature, Arts funding agencies and cultural and arts practitioners from Africa and the diaspora – are expected to attend. The […]
By Glaydah Namukasa ‘UK LITERARY AGENT COMING TO UGANDA’, was the subject line of what I consider to be one of the most important emails to have come into my in-box in May, 2014. And indeed, one of those important posts that found their way on Facebook pages, and on the walls of many literary […]
AWT proudly congratulates our Trustee, Leila Aboulela who has been appointed one of the judges for the 2015 CW short story prize. Each year, the Commonwealth selects five winning writers from five different Commonwealth regions. One overall winner receives £5000, and four regional winners receive £2500 each. Closing date: Entries must be submitted via the […]
Call for Papers Dear All, I am glad to inform you that authentic, scholarly and unpublished research articles, essays, short story, poetry, book review, interviews of English Literature invited from scholars/ faculty/ researchers/ writers/ professors from all over the world for Research Scholar – An International Refereed Journal on Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-6101). […]
Notice to Scholarship Candidates It can be difficult for writers, before they become established, to write and to earn a living outside writing at the same time. To help fill this need the MMF awarded three Morland Writing Scholarships in November last year. The Scholarships were open to anyone who had been born in Africa or […]
The African Poetry Book Fund is excited to announce we’ve extended the deadline for the 2014 Glenna Luschei African Poetry Prize to October 1. Please consider nominating any eligible poets whose work you distribute or sponsor. All books of poetry by African writers published in 2013 are eligible for consideration of the prize. Fifteen days […]
Dilman Dila has been recognized in many international prizes, including the BBC Radio Playwriting Competition, Commonwealth Short Story Prize and Short Story Day Africa Prize. He is the author of two short books, The Terminal Move and Cranes Crest at Sunset, and his short stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies. His films have […]
The competition encourages writers to write about the 21st century dictators in a fictional play. Dictators in politics, economics, movies, religion… etc. The competition is organized by “The Forgotten Writers Foundation” from Egypt and “Democracy Chronicles Newspaper” from New York. For more details, follow the link here Other ongoing 2014 Competitions The Messengers’ Writing Competition […]
Saraba Magazine is pleased to release a new poetry chapbook by Umar Sidi, The Poet of Sand. In this collection of 34 pages, Sidi’s poems are bold, defiant, enchanting and metaphysical. The chapbook is published with an introduction by Richard Ali, editor-in-chief of Sentinel Nigeria online magazine. This collection is second in a series of […]
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- Place Is Personal, says Leila Aboulela October 30, 2012
- How I started writing: Steve Mwase August 19, 2011
- Updates from African Writers Trust April 6, 2012
- Writing for Liberty Conference Call October 23, 2014
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- My interaction with a literary agent boosted my confidence as a writer October 12, 2014
- The 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Judges September 25, 2014
- Research Scholar: An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations September 25, 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...