Writivism Announces the 2015 Short Story Contest Judges

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The judges for the 2015 Writivism Short Story competition have been announced. The panel is chaired by Chika Unigwe who alongside Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Rachael Zadok, Tendai Huchu and Ainehi Edoro will judge this year’s competition. CHIKA UNIGWE (@chikaunigwe) Chika Unigwe is a Nigerian-born writer who writes in English and Dutch. Born (1974) and raised in…

African Roar 2014, Reviewed by Ronald Adamolekun

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Title: African Roar 2014 ; Publisher: StoryTime (Edited by Ivor Hartmann) Reviewed by Ronald Odamolekun   Probably, the most phenomenal feature of this anthology is that a majority of its writers are young, mostly men in their twenties yearning for expression. They are nurturing much passion for writing in arguably the most difficult of all…

A New Short Story by Mwinji Siame (Zambia)

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Our latest fiction feature is a short story entitled “It All Became Like Poetry” by Mwinji Siame, who holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Relations (Honours) from the University of Cape Town. She was born in Zambia but has lived in South Africa for the last sixteen years. Prominent themes in her fictional…

New poems by Shawn Aveningo (USA)

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Check out our poetry section for new poems by Shawn Aveningo,  globally published, award-winning poet who can’t stand the taste of coconut, eats pistachios daily and loves shoes … especially red ones! (redshoepoet.com) She believes poetry, especially when read aloud, is the perfect literary art form for today’s fast-paced world due to its power to…

New Fiction by Wise Nzikie Ngasa (Cameroon)

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Wise was born in Bamenda, North West Cameroon, where part of growing up involved reading most of the novels in his father’s small library. His short story entitled ‘Devils’ won third prize at the 2014 Writivism International Short Story Contest held in Kampala, Uganda, where he also took part in the Writers’ Studio Workshop. He…

The Golden Baobab Prizes announce 2014 Judges

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Accra, Ghana – Golden Baobab has announced the judges for the 2014 Golden Baobab Prizes. Established to inspire the writing and publishing of African stories that captivate the minds of children, the prizes award $20,000 to talented African writers and illustrators. It also offers publishing and training opportunities to its honorees.     The 2014…