The Kampala-based Writivism Literary Initiative has announced a five-day tour of English cities and universities, to celebrate five years of promoting Africa-based writers. The celebrations will kick off at Sussex University in Brighton on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, as part of the 7th African Popular Cultures Workshop themed: East African Literary Cultures: From Writivism to Kintu and beyond. The event will include the screening of the fifth anniversary documentary on social media and creative writing, “The Real Writers” and a conversation with Jennifer Makumbi, winner of the Windham Campbell prize for Literature and author of Kintu.
The tour will continue to London on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, where in collaboration with Royal African Society’s Africa Writes, Writivism will screen the anniversary documentary, and present the anniversary anthology of short fiction by emerging Ugandan writers. Dr. Lizzy Attree, Nick Makoha, Sumayya Lee, Nancy Adimora, and Henry Brefo are among the speakers at the event. The tour’s stop-over at the University of Birmingham will be on Friday, April 13, 2018, and it will proceed to the University of Bristol on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
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