Category Archive for "African Diaspora Literary News"

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Welcoming Leila Aboulela on Board

AWT is growing, connecting Africa-wide, and pleased to have a new board member, Leila Aboulela, who writes from her rich North Africa heritage and experiences. Aboulela has lived ‘globally’ among different cultures, and is a true vision of the conditions…

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Moments to catch up: Goretti Kyomuhendo and Doreen Baingana

Revitalizing Uganda’s writing scene…and the neighbors

At the invitation of African Writers Trust, Nii Ayikwei Parkes was in Uganda as Writer-in Residence to facilitate a ten-days writing workshop, perform his poetry, and also speak about his role as a cultural activist as Author of the Month…

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The good people: Kaiza, Nii Ayikwei, Hugh, Goretti , Jemeo, Doreen at the Literary Evening

Think you know Nii?

May is happening, like we say. Writing happening, and this is still the beginning. You have to watch this vibrant writers’ Trust. Support, encourage, applaud, and read. Nii Ayikwei Parkes shares his passion for writers and writing with the Ugandan…

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Nii performs

AWT Making strides: Weaver of Words Nii Ayikwei lights up Uganda

There was poetry in all his gestures. In the way he teased and toyed with his audience; played and poked fun at the gathering of emerging and established poets and writers, students, academics and book lovers from across the board…

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Nii Ayikwei Parkes

Updates from African Writers Trust

At African Writers Trust, we are gearing up for a Literary Feast in May, 2012. In partnership with DOEN Foundation and British Council, we have invited a performance poet, an international publisher and a leading literary agent, all from the…

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Life after a Dictator

How I started writing: Steve Mwase

Article written by Steve Mwase, Capt Rtd & Author. Writing is not as simple as I used to imagine. I developed an idea for a book right after I retired from the army in 1992. I started to write in…

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