Category: News

From 2018 to 2019: Happy New Year!

As the year comes to a close and we all take some time to reflect on what has been and dream about what’s to come, I would like to thank you for being with us on this journey. I thank you for believing in us, trusting us with your work, celebrating our milestones with us, […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Longlist For Our 2018 Short Story Prize

For our short story competition this year, we called for stories that looked into religion and how it manifests in everyday moments. We are happy to say the writers who submitted their work for consideration did not limit themselves to tangible explanations of faith or metanarratives that do little to question the dangers of religious […]

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Announcing Judges For Our 2018 Short Story Competition

We are happy to announce the judges for our annual short story competition. Malebo Sephodi, Tendai Mwanaka and Lungile Zakwe will select the shortlist and winners of the fourth volume of The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story, our yearly competition. The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story seeks to […]

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6th Annual Writivism Festival Kicks off 17 Aug in Kampala

Themed, ‘Legac(y)ies’   This year’s festival will include speakers such as luminaries Prof. Taban Lo Liyong, Goretti Kyomuhendo, authors Akwaeke Emezi (Freshwater), Ijangolet Ogwang (An Image in a Mirror), Mugabi Byenkya (Dear Philemona), Dami Ajayi (A Woman’s Body is a Country), Shadreck Chikoti (Azotus the Kingdom). We’re particularly excited for the writing competition winners to be […]

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Zukiswa Warner and Hardly Working at Kingsmead Book Fair!

After successful book events in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Harare, Nairobi and Berlin, Zukiswa Wanner is taking Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts to the Kingsmead Book Fair. The 2018 Kingsmead Book Fair takes place this Saturday, 12 May at Kingsmead College in Rosebank. The programme runs from 9:30 till 5pm and will feature […]

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New Poetry Potion Cover Revealed! Poetry Potion 13 Transformation

We’re super excited about the first Poetry Potion print quarterly of the year! Poetry Potion 13 is themed Transformation. Look at it… ??? “Transformation is a slow-cooking process. Personal transformation even more so. It’s not like, one morning I woke up and suddenly knew the price of nappies and wet wipes, or how to fish phones […]

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Submit For the Annual Writivism Short Story Prize & Creative Non-Fiction Prize Now

The Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE), runs two annual prizes for short stories – Writivism Short Story Prize – and creative fiction – Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non-Fiction. The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non-Fiction is sponsored by the Koffi Addo family. This year’s Writivism Short Story Prize is sponsored by The Story Club, […]

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The Shortlist Interviews: Mwikali Mutune – Eye Color

We spoke to Mwikali Mutune about her short story Eye Color, a dystopian thriller centred on a cult hero whose death triggers the crumbling end for a totalitarian regime. Eye Color raises questions about tribal supremacy, the policing of love as un/pure, and is strangely tender in mapping the repercussions of one man’s faith in the power of […]

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Winners for “The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” Prize Announced

Mary Ononokpono has been awarded first place for her story, “Firewater”. Osemegbe Aito and Tina Chiwashira take second and third place respectively!     I told you we were done and I meant it. Go to hell, I say, with steaming courage. —Tanganyika ABCs, Tina Chiwashira My brow softens, and I am in no doubt of this Elysian […]

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Announcement: Thabo Jijana Appointed Publisher at Black Letter Media

I am proud to announce that we have a new member of our family, Thabo Jijana. Thabo is coming on board as Publisher, while I focus on television development. pic by Fouad Asfour Thabo is a writer and publisher with two published books: a volume of poetry with uHlanga Press titled Failing Maths and My Other […]

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