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Contributors wanted!

The African Writers Trust blog is seeking volunteers to help contribute news and book reviews for the blog. We welcome your literary and cultural news of what’s happening in your writing community. As consistent with our mission, our focus is on African writers, both in the Diaspora and on the continent. We’re not (yet) doing […]

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Local sightings, global visions: results from AWT’s workshop for new writers

Some small good news for those who worry that East Africa is a literary dwarf, desert, or disrespectful “d” word of choice. In February and March 2010, AWT sponsored a workshop for college writers to learn more about the professional craft and about publishing opportunities both inside and outside of Africa. We thank Diana Nabiruma […]

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East Africa: a Literary Dwarf? Not quite.

In AllAfrica.com for 16 April 2010, African Writers Trust founder Goretti Kyomuhendo is quoted in the article “East Africa: Why Region Still Remains a Literary Dwarf.” To excerpt from the article: East Africa, condemned in the 1960s by Taban lo Liyong as a “literary desert”, has once again registered a poor showing at the Commonwealth […]

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