Posts Tagged "Commonwealth Writers Prize"



More from the International Public Dialogue–Where is the Great African Novel— that was held on 31 May, 2012. Also present was Doreen Baingana, Ugandan author of Tropical Fish, which won the 2006 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, best first book, Africa, and…

Dr. Susan Kiguli

Finding money for the arts

By Goretti Kyomuhendo In my 15 years as a cultural worker, I don’t remember any one moment when I found it easy to raise funds to do my work. It has always been a struggle. Culture, and any work related…

Cynthia Jele

Is The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize biased?

By Emmanuel Monychol I would like to congratulate Aminatta Forna (Sierra Leone) author of Memory of Love and Cynthia Jele (South Africa) author of Happiness is a four-letter word for winning this year’s Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book and…

Sade Adeniran

My Bliss

By Omaya Daniel “And the winner of the Best Written Short Story competition is…” What a suspense! I held my breath and waited. This was at the closing ceremony of African Writers Trust workshop for young writers, which was held…

Kwani Trust

What I learnt as a participant in African Writers Trust workshop

By Emmanuel Monychol – student at Uganda Christian University.   African Writers Trust (AWT) has helped solve the dilemma of a young African writer in Uganda. I was fortunate enough to attend the fruitful writers’ workshop in February 2010, in…