Literary Crossroads Jennifer Makumbi and Okwiri Oduor 29 June 2017, 6pm, Goethe Institute Nairobi The Literary Crossroads Series brings together African writers on the continent and from the diaspora to discuss contemporary trends and themes in literature. The June session… Read More ›
AiW Guest Alexander Nderitu Writers from the Africa39 list were in conversation at this year’s Storymoja Festival which took place from 17th to 21st September in Nairobi, Kenya. The young authors, ably moderated by Kenyan academic and literary critic Keguro Macharia, were: Jackee… Read More ›
Hot on the heels of Okwiri Oduor’s Caine Prize win for ‘My Father’s Head’, published through Short Story Day Africa, SSDA announced the long list of eighteen stories that will make up their 2014 anthology, Terra Incognita, in August, and now,… Read More ›
AiW Guest: Doseline Kiguru As I began to read ‘My Father’s Head’, I thought for a moment that it was going to be yet another Caine Prize story set in church and about cunning priests and their gullible as well as… Read More ›
New pan-African writers’ collective Jalada formed last June and published their first anthology ‘Sketch of a Bald Woman in the Semi-Nude and Other Stories’ in January. Heralded by Binyavanga Wainaina as a new generation of writers producing exciting and original work, Jalada is already achieving significant critical… 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 ›