Writivism Releases Longlist For Short Story and Creative Non-fiction prizes 2018


Writivism is a Kampala-based initiative that promotes African Literature and supports emerging writers. Each year they’ve been known to host an annual award for writers in Short Story and Creative Non-fiction categories. Now in its sixth year, the awards and platform are popularly known for breaking out and highlighting exciting new writers all over Africa’s new age.

This year’s Short Story Prize is by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) and, as of 2018, sponsored by The Story Club, Malawi. The panel will be chaired by Shadreck Chikoti, a writer, publisher, Beatrice Lamwaka, an award-winning Ugandan short story writer and Emmanuel Sigauke, a writer, editor, and longstanding member of the Writivism Council of advisors.

The Longlist Features:

  • Miracle Adebayo – Nigeria
  • Eric Odong Balson – Uganda
  • Kakinda Maria Birungi – Uganda
  • Mbogo Ireri – Kenya
  • Obinna Jones – Nigeria
  • Mali Kambandu – Zambia
  • Ada Nnadi – Nigeria
  • Ivana Akotowaa Ofori – Ghana
  • Omphile Sharon – Botswana
  • Sainang Tsotetsi – South Africa

The 2018 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction longlist of 10 stories selected from almost 150 entries is chaired by a team comprising of Akwaeke Emezi, a novelist and memoirist, Daniel Kalinaki, a journalist, biographer and General Manager – Editorial of Nation Media Group (Uganda) and Sumayya Lee, a novelist, editor and longstanding member of the Writivism Council of advisors. The prize is sponsored by the Koffi Addo family, through MAKEDA.

The Longlist Features:

  • Ope Adedeji – Nigeria
  • Tolu Daniel – Nigeria
  • Achan Mfeqane – Kenya
  • Mmabatho Motaung – Soweto
  • Chisanga Mukuka – South Africa
  • Precious Mwansa – Zambia
  • Chibųìhè Obi – Nigeria
  • Frances Ogamba – Nigeria
  • Karis Onyemenam – Nigeria
  • Nana Karikari Prempeh – Ghana

We wish everyone nominated the best of luck!

Adedayo Laketu

Adedayo Laketu is a creative inventor who's interested in curating a New Age for Africa across all mediums.

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