AiW note: Following Lizzy Attree’s Words on the Times, in which she spoke about teaching and fundraising during a pandemic; Dami Ajayi’s responses to the same Q&A, in which he discussed his experiences of working as a doctor and writer… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Anna Adima. The post-independence period in Kenya and Uganda is renowned for its burgeoning literature production. Uganda was the hub for these literary creativities in the 1960s, largely thanks to the English Department at Makerere University in Kampala,… Read More ›
The 4th Uganda International Writers Conference 2019 Kampala, Uganda May 15-17, 2019. The fourth edition of the conference has a particular focus on the theme: The Right to Write in a Global Context. Just like previous years, you can expect… Read More ›
The Theme for the Writivism Literary Festival 2018 is… Legacy! The sixth edition of Uganda’s premier literary festival, Writivism, is set to take place during the third weekend of August, from 17th to 19th 2018, at The National Theatre and The Square… Read More ›
Annual AMLA Fellowship 15 August – 30 November 2018 Have you recently set up or are you thinking of setting up a new platform that promotes African literature? Are you employed in a recently established literary and cultural initiative? Would… Read More ›
Q&A: ‘Law is an extension of Literature’, says Kyomuhendo Ateenyi, the Ugandan poet exiled in the law.
Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire writes: I first came to know Kyomuhendo Ateenyi from his literary, epistolary and blogging practice at Makerere University. His poetry and political commentary published on university notice boards and a variety of blog platforms provided the metaphor… Read More ›
Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire was formerly Programs Director at Writivism Festival. This piece, reflecting on his experience of Writivism, was adapted from a presentation he made at the 5th Annual African Popular Cultures Workshop at Sussex University on 19 April 2016. The… Read More ›
AiW Author: Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire Dr. Busingye Kabumba teaches Human Rights and International Law at Makerere and other universities. Educated at the University of Pretoria, Harvard, Oxford and Makerere, Busingye is also a partner at Development Law Associates, a legal consulting… Read More ›
Don’t you want to write a poem that doesn’t end? To climb a mountain that will climb along with you? Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, together with Uganda Travel Bureau, wants to take you on a poetry journey that will never… Read More ›
Babishai Poetry Festival 26 – 28 August 2015 The Uganda Museum, Kampala This year, we are honoured to host world-wide leading voices in poetry and to share the landscape with impressive and mind-blowing talent across Uganda. Babishai Poetry Festival, organized… Read More ›
Kwani? Poetry Anthology, Kenya Deadline: 20 January 2015 Due to the proliferation of Kenyan poetry groups and the diversity of poetic voices on the stage and page, the time has come for a forward-looking publisher to gather any such willing voices… Read More ›
The 2014 Writivism Festival 18-22 June 2014 National Theatre, Kampala, Uganda The 2014 Writivism Festival provides a platform for the enjoyment and production of high quality African arts and culture. Held every year in Kampala, Uganda, the Festival attracts all… Read More ›
Reminder – Call for Applications: the Writivism 2014 Creative Writing Workshops. Deadline December 31st, 2013.
Writivism CONNECTING LITERATURE TO REALITY. Writivism 2014 Creative Writing Workshops. The Writivism 2014 workshops will be held on the 8th of February 2014, simultaneously in five different African cities. The one-day workshops are planned for Abuja, Harare, Kampala, Nairobi and Cape… Read More ›