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The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) in collaboration with FEMRITE – Uganda Women Writers Association, invites African women writers and journalists to apply for the Writing for Social Change Workshop 2015. This 10-day writing workshop, will be taking place in Uganda from July 27 to August 5, 2015. The workshop will be facilitated by […]
These are wonderful, amazing opportunities for writers. These must be the best times for writers or those aspiring to write. Yet, these are just a few of what’s available out there in the world. Just a quick google search brings astonishing results. To say the times aren’t right and ripe for writers is only […]
This blog first appeared on the Commonwealth Writers site. Commonwealth Writers is the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation. It inspires, develops and connects writers and storytellers in a range of disciplines. Reflecting on the recent 2015 Uganda International Writers’ Conference, Dilman Dila considers whether large Ugandan publishers need to do more to embrace digital books. Statistics say that there will […]
Written by Juliane Okot Bitek When Professor Zakes Mda gave his keynote speech at the conference, he beautifully lined out and linked the theme of his speech: “Autobiography, Memoir and Memoires” to the conference theme of “Truth and Memoir”. Writing from memory, he told us, requires emotional truth whereas autobiography calls for provable facts. Writing […]
Commonwealth Writers are inviting writers from Commonwealth African countries to submit proposals for a piece of creative non-fiction. We’re seeking stories from the continent of Africa, by African writers – in the form of creative non-fiction, including memoir, life-writing, literary reportage and essays. Specific, rigorous and reflective, these stories will introduce new perspectives to readers […]
The inaugural FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards aims to recognise extraordinary artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market nations. There is a remarkable structural shift in the world, propelled by economic progress in the developing markets and the advanced reach of the Internet. More connectivity and […]
This blog was first published on Commonwealth Writers site. By Louise Umutoni, a Rwandan writer and journalist who has worked as a journalist in Rwanda and Canada, and is the founder of Andika Ma, a literary community of Rwandan female writers. Writing from the Uganda International Writers’ Conference, she charts an African literary renaissance and asks […]
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