Category Archive for "African Literary News"

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African Writers Trust 5th Editing and Publishing Workshop

African Writers Trusts (AWT) 5th Editing and Publishing Training workshop was held on the 6th – 9th October 2017, at the Country Lake Resort, Garuga, Entebbe.   The workshop was facilitated by Margaret Busby OBE, Hon. FRSL (Nana AkuaAckon). Margaret is a…

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A Legend Has Fallen

Writers Worldwide mourn the death of a fellow writer and a literary activist, Liu Xiaobo Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director, Pen America,  in her letter written on 13th July 2017 said, “It is with a heavy heart that I write to share…

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Writers Taking on Publishing – Uganda International Writers Conference 3

The East African, a weekly regional newspaper published in Kenya by the Nation group reviewed the African Writers Trust 3rd Uganda International Writers Conference. One of the highlights of the three day conference was a Keynote address by Dr. Bibi…

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Fiction Writing Workshop for Women – Kaduna Book and Arts Festival 5-8 July 2017

  Leila Aboulela, one of our trustees here at the African Writers Trust will be teaching a two day fiction writing workshop for women at the Kaduna Book and Arts Festival 2017. As part of its commitment to promote literacy,…

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Reflections on the Uganda International Writers Conference – By Zaahida Nabagereka

  Reflections on the Uganda International Writers Conference: Contrasts and similarities of working within the African literary scene in London and Kampala. In March, 2017, I participated in the Uganda International Writers Conference, which was held in Kampala, Uganda, under…

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The AWT Conference Set Me On Fire -By HARRIET ANENA

  It’s been three months since I completed writing my second poetry collection – Set Me on Fire. A feeling of fulfillment and relief engulfed me immediately I finished typing the last word. But nothing prepared me for the restlessness…

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THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION BELLAGIO CENTER 2016 SHORTLIST

The Africa Centre is glad to present the shortlist for the 2016  Artists in Residency competition. This time round, they added a layer to their Artists In Residency competition that specifically awarded residencies to mid to late-career African artists who…

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Trump could wipe out federal funding for the arts.

  Donald Trump’s administration appears poised to introduce a budget that would wipe out funding for the arts and humanities. The New York Times reported that the newly confirmed United States of America Director of the Office of Management and…

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Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival.

Jalada Africa, a Pan-African collective, is pleased to announce the inaugural Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival. The festival is a hybrid between a traditional place-based festival and a bus tour, and will cover 5 countries and 12 towns: Kenya…

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ANNOUNCING THE UGANDA INTERNATIONAL WRITERS CONFERENCE: 6TH – 8TH MARCH, 2017

  African Writers Trust will hold the third edition of its biennial Uganda International Writers Conference in Kampala, Uganda, beginning on 6th to 8th March, 2017, on the theme: contemporary publishing trends in Africa. 30 writers and publishers from Africa…

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