Category Archive for "AWT in the News"

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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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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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The 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Judges

AWT proudly congratulates our Trustee, Leila Aboulela who has been appointed one of the judges for the 2015 CW short story prize. Each year, the Commonwealth selects five winning writers from five different Commonwealth regions. One overall winner receives £5000, and…

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The poetry workshop translation team -- what does that mean?

The poetry workshop — an Africa-China first in Guangdong Province!

To the best of our — African Writers Trust and Shantou University — knowledge, the recent poetry workshop conducted by Mildred Barya of AWT was the first example of representatives from an African cultural organization meeting with representatives from a…

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The Essential Handbook for African Creative Writers

If you missed the launch of this wonderful book in Uganda, you can still read about it and rush to any of the leading bookshops in Kampala for a copy. Here’s the access to the launch article. Enjoy.

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Jack Mapanje on our mission

“Gatherings like these help us to know each other and keep Africa writing,” Jack Mapanje said.“We should not separate ourselves, we should not be discriminatory, and we should continue working for the good of each other.” He said the best…

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Goretti’s new e-book: The Essential Handbook for African Creative Writers

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African Writers Trust is pleased to announce the first e-book by our nascent publishing division, African Writers Press: The Essential Handbook for African Creative Writers, by Goretti Kyomuhendo. Featuring also a foreword by Professor Arthur Shatto Gakwandi, Makerere University, Uganda;…

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From the News: Commonwealth book prize: Ugandan author chosen to be judge

If there’s one thing you have to give the Commonwealth countries, its how news spreads. In Uganda, call for stories aside, there’s recognition that one of the judges for the books this year is Goretti Kyomuhendo, whose involvement and advocacy…

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Goretti Kyomuhendo, named Judge for 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize

The 1st of November begins with Goretti Kyomuhendo, AWT director, appointed 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize judge. The call for book entries was aired on 24 October  2012, and will close on 18 December 2012 (12 noon GMT). Running concurrently is…

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Challenges facing the African novel…recaptured

Apologies, I’m late bringing you news from the writing home front. Probably most of you already read the article that appeared in The Monitor newspaper,  following African Writers Trust public dialogue on the Great African Novel. For those who may…

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