Category: Uganda

  • Ibua Manuscript Project 2024 longlist announced

    Ibua Manuscript Project 2024 longlist announced

    The longlist for the Ibua Manuscript Project 2024 was announced in Kampala, Uganda on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. Ibua Publishing, founded in 2018, is a Uganda-based publishing house committed to providing writers with the tools to grow their craft, improve editorial quality, and bring it to a wider audience. In September 2023, they initiated the…

  • eKitabu audiobooks launch in Nairobi

    eKitabu audiobooks launch in Nairobi

    Goretti Kyomuhendo, Lesalon Kasaine, Ciku Kimani, and Scola Moraa launched audiobook versions of their novels at the Alliance Française, Nairobi on Saturday, June 29, 2024. Since 2012, eKitabu has done valuable work to increase accessibility and lower the cost of content for quality education in Kenya. For their efforts, they were feted at the Accessible…

  • Jinja International Poetry Festival 2024 starts October 24.

    Jinja International Poetry Festival 2024 starts October 24.

    The inaugural Jinja International Poetry Festival 2024 runs in Jinja, Uganda from October 24 – 27, 2024. The festival theme is “roots.” Uganda is one of the most important literary hubs on the African continent. Some of the writers and poets who have made the East African country proud are Okot p’Bitek, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi,…

  • Writivism Prize 2023 winners announced

    Writivism Prize 2023 winners announced

    Damilola Omotoyinbo, Mlamli Tyulu, and Hussani Abdulrahim are the winners of the Writivism Prize 2023 announced on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Writivism, the project of writing as activism, was started by Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire, Naseemah Mohamed, and Kyomuhendo A Ateenyi at the Centre for African Cultural Excellence in Kampala, Uganda in 2012. They conducted several…

  • Translations: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Blaise Ndala, Djaïli Amadou Amal, Lisette Lombe

    Translations: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Blaise Ndala, Djaïli Amadou Amal, Lisette Lombe

    Translations for books by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Blaise Ndala, Djaïli Amadou Amal, and Lisette Lombe are available for your reading pleasure. La Femme Premiere by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Book:   La Femme PremiereOriginal Title:  The First WomanAuthor:  Jennifer Nansubuga MakumbiTranslator:  Céline SchwallerPublisher:  Editions MétailiéPublishing Date:  March 1, 2024Language:   English to FrenchWhere to Find it:  Editions Métailié…

  • Writivism Prize 2023 shortlists announced

    Writivism Prize 2023 shortlists announced

    The shortlists for the Writivism Prize 2023 in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry were announced on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Writivism, the project of writing as activism, was started by Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire, Naseemah Mohamed, and Kyomuhendo A Ateenyi at the Centre for African Cultural Excellence in Kampala, Uganda in 2012. They conducted several activities such…

  • Afritondo Short Story Prize 2024 longlist announced.

    Afritondo Short Story Prize 2024 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2024 was announced on Friday, February 23, 2024. Afritondo, a platform that aims to connect with and tell the stories of African and black minority populations across the globe, is the organisation behind the Afritondo Short Story Prize. Previous winners have been Alex Kadiri, Howard Meh-Buh Maximus,…

  • Literary Magazines: Agbowo, Fiyah, Weganda, Writers Project of Ghana

    Literary Magazines: Agbowo, Fiyah, Weganda, Writers Project of Ghana

    New editions of Agbowo, Fiyah, Weganda, and the Journal of the Writers Project of Ghana are available for your reading pleasure. Agbowo Agbowó is a platform dedicated to the curation of literary and visual art from across Africa since its establishment in 2017. Currently on offer is the “Woman Edition” guest edited by Kechi Nomu…

  • Dilman Dila, Eugen Bacon are Philip K. Dick Award 2024 nominees.

    Dilman Dila, Eugen Bacon are Philip K. Dick Award 2024 nominees.

    Dilman Dila and Eugen Bacon were named nominees of the Philip K. Dick Award 2024 in Philadelphia, USA on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. Philip K Dick was a US science fiction writer who wrote 44 novels and about 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. In 1983, the…

  • Debunk Barbara Achermann Fellowship recipients announced.

    Debunk Barbara Achermann Fellowship recipients announced.

    The recipients of the Debunk Barbara Achermann Fellowship were announced in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday, January 8, 2024. Barbara Achermann is a Swiss journalist and author. She is deputy editor-in-chief of Das MAGAZIN, a magazine that cultivates in-depth reporting and investigative journalism. The Swiss partnered with Kenyan-based Debunk Media for a new fellowship for writers…

  • Femrite’s International Literature Festival celebrates Abdulrazak Gurnah.

    Femrite’s International Literature Festival celebrates Abdulrazak Gurnah.

    The International Literature Festival celebrating Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah will be hosted by Femrite in Kyambogo University, Kampala from November 22 – 24, 2023. Author and academic Abdulrazak Gurnah was declared literature laureate at the Nobel Prize in 2021; he is the first from East Africa to win the coveted award. The Zanzibar-born UK-based writer…

  • Book Digest: Vamba Sherif, Jessemusse Cacinda, Zukiswa Wanner, Serubiri Moses

    Book Digest: Vamba Sherif, Jessemusse Cacinda, Zukiswa Wanner, Serubiri Moses

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Vamba Sherif, Jessemusse Cacinda, Zukiswa Wanner, and Serubiri Moses. Kwashala Blues by Jessemusse Cacinda Publisher:  Ethale BooksDate:  September 5, 2023Genre:  Fiction, novellaLanguage:  PortugueseWhere to find it:  Click here. Jessemusse Cacinda Jessemusse Cacinda is a philosopher, journalist, project manager,…

  • Literary Magazines: Jalada, Johannesburg Review of Books, Ipikai, Weganda

    Literary Magazines: Jalada, Johannesburg Review of Books, Ipikai, Weganda

    New editions of Jalada, Johannesburg Review of Books, Ipikai, and Weganda are available for your reading pleasure. Jalada Jalada Africa is a pan-African writers’ collective, with the aim of publishing literature by African authors regularly founded in 2014. Their latest issue is a translations project lead by Wanjeri Gakuru and artwork is by Marziya Mohammedali.…

  • Goretti Kyomuhendo’s “Whispers from Vera” 20th anniversary in Kampala

    Goretti Kyomuhendo’s “Whispers from Vera” 20th anniversary in Kampala

    The twentieth anniversary of Goretti Kyomuhendo’s novel Whispers from Vera was hosted at the Goethe-Zentrum in Kampala, Uganda on Friday, September 8, 2023. Goretti Kyomuhendo’s first book Whispers from Vera described by readers as timely and timeless was published in 2002. A new version of the book was reissued by the African Writers Trust on…

  • Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi to chair Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2024 jury.

    Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi to chair Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2024 jury.

    Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is the chair of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2024 jury announced today, September 1, 2023. She will be joined by among others Keletso Mopai (Africa) and Richard Georges (Caribbean). The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English in the regions of Africa,…