Tag: Dilman Dila

  • 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…

  • Dilman Dila kicks off Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.

    Dilman Dila kicks off Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.

    Dilman Dila was the first writer at Season 3 of Afrolit Sans Frontières from Kampala, Uganda on Africa Day, May 25, 2020. He was hosted by Mohale Mashigo. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, started as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown in March. It has had…

  • Dilman Dila’s new novella “A Fledgling Abiba” available for your reading pleasure.

    Dilman Dila’s new novella “A Fledgling Abiba” available for your reading pleasure.

    Dilman Dila’s newest novella A Fledgling Abiba, published by Guardbridge Books is now available for lovers of African writing. Dilman Dila is a filmmaker who has been shortlisted and won a variety of awards like at the Uganda Film Festival, African Magic Viewers Choice Awards, and the Africa Movie Academy Awards. He is also a…

  • Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency

    Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency

    The University of Iowa has announced the next group of participants in the 2017 edition of its legendary writing residency. The University of Iowa International Writing Program, which was born in 1967, allows writers from all over the world with time, in a setting congenial to their efforts, for the production of literary work. The…

  • African Speculative Fiction Society announces itself with Nommo Awards

    African Speculative Fiction Society announces itself with Nommo Awards

    The African Speculative Fiction Society announces itself with a new recognition called The Nommo Awards. The African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) is a new community of writers, editors, publishers and artists of African Science Fiction and Fantasy that emerged on August 18th this year. Some of the spokespeople for the new initiative include Chinelo Onwualu,…

  • Shadreck Chikoti’s Imagine Africa 500 anthology out on April 30

    Shadreck Chikoti’s Imagine Africa 500 anthology out on April 30

    The Imagine Africa 500 anthology featuring some of the continent’s leading names in speculative fiction this month. It will make its online debut on April 30. In November last year, I spoke about a workshop hosted by the Story Club in Malawi was facilitated by Billy Kahora, Jackee Batanda and Beatrice Lamwaka. Those at the workshop were…

  • Writing our way out of social inequality in Africa #AkeFest2015

    Writing our way out of social inequality in Africa #AkeFest2015

    Ayodele Morocco-Clarke moderated “Writing our way out of social inequality in Africa”, one of the first panels at the Ake Festival with writers Siphiwo Mahala, Dilman Dila, and Mona Eltahawy. As she moderated, it became evident that Ayodele had either not prepared enough for the panel or she had been given this assignment to fill…

  • A snapshot of the Time of the Writer 2015

    A snapshot of the Time of the Writer 2015

    It was all happening when a whole bunch of writers converged in Durban, South Africa on 16-21 March. This bunch of writers or is it a gaggle of writers or a bar of writers or wit of writers or a… Anyway, these writers from all corners of the continent were joined by a few from…

  • ‘Terra Incognita’ and ‘Follow The Road’ launch in Cape Town

    Short Story Day Africa (SSDA) first came to the attention to some of us when it was won by Kenyan writer Okwiri Oduor in 2013. She went on to be shortlisted for the Caine Prize with fellow SSDA Efemia Chela(Zambia) and she won. With such a glorious starting it became quickly evident that you wanted…

  • Dilman Dila meets Napo Masheane at Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

    I’m starting to notice a pattern with these folks from Germany’s Goethe Institut. Its looking like these fellows are the one’s hosting a lot of the really cool literary events on the African continent be it Authors talk in Nigeria or Conversations with African Authors in Kenya. This month alone there shall be one event…

  • Writivism Workshops 2015: Kampala 28th-31st January

    Writivism Workshops 2015: Kampala 28th-31st January

    Then there was Kampala, Uganda. Kampala is very important to the Writivism narrative as this was the country where the initiative was first implemented. The workshop at the biggest city in Uganda was at the Uganda Museum and facilitated by Nyana Kakoma and Dilman Dila. Nyana Kakoma is a blogger in the dark art of…

  • Writivism Creative Writing Workshop 2015 attendees announced

    Writivism Creative Writing Workshop 2015 attendees announced

    It’s all happening at the Ake Festival today. Our friends from Writivism have announced the writers who will be attending the Writivism 2015 workshops in cities around the continent. The writers who were shortlisted will attend workshops led by Dilman Dila (Kampala), Zukiswa Wanner and Anne Ayeta Wangusa (Dar es Salaam), Yewande Omotoso and Saaleha…