Monthly Archives: August 2013

New Charles Mungoshi novel published in Zimbabwe

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Mungoshi worked on this novel for twenty years Branching Streams Flow in the Dark by Charles Mungoshi, published in 2013 by Mungoshi Press, Harare, 165 pages, ISBN: 978 079 7444911, prize$18, phone: +263 774054341 Reviewed by Memory Chirere This transcendental novel, Branching Streams Flow in the Dark, published by his family, marks the long awaited ’return’ of…

Five Stories from Uganda

Participants at the Writivism Mentorship Programme in Uganda.

Writivism Shortlist All the shortlisted writers have clips on Youtube We are featuring all five of the Writivism Shorlisted stories. Read, enjoy; then visit the Writivism website to vote for your favorite story. We find this initiative to be important in discovering more African writing talent. While the main focus of this initiative was Uganda, it has partnered…

Review of ‘The Lucky Star of Hidden Things”

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Poet: Afric McGlinchey Title: The Lucky Star of Hidden Things Publisher: Salmon Poetry ISBN: 9781908836083 Reviewer: Emmanuel Sigauke         I enjoyed experiencing The Lucky Star of Hidden Things, a debut collection of poems about wandering.  Africa is the starting point: remembered childhood, journeys through different cityscapes and the veldt, journeys to differebt shores. The first…

2013 Writivism competition Shortlist Announced

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The shortlist for the 2013 Writivism competition has been announced today Friday 02 August 2013. The Chair of judges, writer Zukiswa Wanner said, “using the democratic ‘majority rules’, the shortlist stands as follows (in no certain order): Nassanga Rashidah Sarah, The Sidewalk Anthea Paelo, Picture Frames Kathryn Kazibwe, Together Emmeline Bisiikwa, The Shadow Paul Kisakye, Emotional Roller Coaster“…