Category Archive for "African Diaspora Literary News"

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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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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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Short story by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o translated into over 30 languages in one publication

The Kenyan author’s story The Upright Revolution: Or Why Humans Walk Upright is ‘the single most translated short story in the history of African writing’ Jalada Africa’s groundbreaking Translation Issue features a new story by Ngugi wa Thiong’o in 33…

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African Writers Trust 3rd Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop Video

A video clip of what took place at African Writers Trust 3rd Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop

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Editing is not as simple as I had imagined… by Jean Claude Sibomana

  African Writers Trust recently held its 3rd Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop at Forest Cottages Bukoto-Kampala, from 26th-30th of October 2015. Jean Claude Sibomana, one of the participants from Rwanda says, …   ” At first, I considered editing…

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FROM LARVA TO IMAGO

FROM LARVA TO IMAGO A short story by: Zuhura Seng’enge AFRICAN WRITERS TRUST 3RD EDITORIAL AND PUBLISHING WORKSHOP KAMPALA, UGANDA OCTOBER 26th-31st 2015 “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~ George…

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OUR 3RD EDITORIAL AND PUBLISHING TRAINING WORKSHOP

African Writers Trust held its 3rd Editorial and publishing Training workshop (EPT3), from 26th-30th October 2015 at Forest Cottages, Bukoto, in Kampala. Twelve participants from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Somalia benefited from 5 days of intensive training facilitated by James…

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Transition Magazine,Issue 118 – I Can Be Lightning

Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling ideas from and about the black world.Transition 118, “I Can Be Lightning,” contemplates the power of certain narratives and the impulse to subvert, challenge, or suppress these stories.http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/transition-118

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One Less African Writer is One Too Many

In some comforting way, this piece is a commemoration of Chenjerai Hove’s life, a very dear friend, who passed away in July 2015, aged 59.  Chenjerai was one of the finest writers that I knew, admired, learnt from and was…

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