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Erick Livumbazi

The Wind Under His Wings: A Review

Among my initial assignments some few years ago at Storymoja was to coordinate the production of The Wind Under His Wings. It is a fascinating story of Mollusk, a 14-year-old boy who finds himself on the streets of Nairobi after his initially promising academic cruise hits the high waves and loses power. The boy has nothing to cling onto to Read More

Literary prizes in Kenya

Writivism Short Story Prize 2018 Deadline Nigh

Image credit: Writivism Have you submitted for the annual Writivism Short Story Prize yet? The 2018 submissions for the prize closes 31st, March. The overall winner of the prize will take home USD 500 with a possible one month writing residency at a university on the continent of Africa. The prize is an improvement from last year’s USD 400. During Read More

the self publishing author

Should I Sell My Manuscript?

Should I sell my manuscript? is one of the most persistent questions I have encountered from authors and would be authors. And I will answer it straight away to the best of my knowledge. For the sake of those who are not familiar with the options in the book publishing industry in Kenya, let me explain the basics.   Royalty Read More

All I Ever Wanted Play

All I Ever Wanted is Here Again!

Hearts of Art theatre group is bringing you the second showing of All I Ever Wanted, a riveting act that explores the intricacies of living double lives. The play will be happening at Mageuzi Theatre, PAWA 254, along State House Crescent Rd. The producers of the play promise a performance that ‘is an explosion of laughter and tears like never Read More

Farafina publishers

Farafina Literary Imprint Accepting Manuscripts

Farafina literary imprint based in Yaba-Lagos, Nigeria is accepting submissions for works of fiction from across the continent. The submission window closes on 31st March 2018. The imprint, owned by Kachifo Ltd, has published some of the biggest influencers in the world of literature including Ellen-Banda Aaku,

Burt awards Kenya

CODE Burt Awards 2018 Open

The 2018 CODE Burt Award is now open for submission. The submissions at a national level are open for Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania.  Submissions should target young adults.