The Writivism Anthology 2013 launches the careers of generation of young writers born after 1986. After a competition and a writing workshop with Zukiswa Wanner, Beatrice Lamwaka, Constance Obonyo and Okwiri Odour, the writers were placed under the mentorship of Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Emmanuel Iduma, Ukamaka Evelyn Olisakwe, Dami Ajayi, Richard Ali and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma. The results of the elaborate process coordinated by the Centre for African Cultural Excellence is this slim collection of new flash fiction from emerging Ugandan writers.
Five shortlisted stories in this competition are included in the Anthology, and the other stories on this competition longlist. The 2013 Writivism shortlist included;
Picture Frames; Anthea Paelo
The Slidewalk; Rashidah Nassanga
Together; Kathryn Kazibwe
Emotional Rollercoaster; Paul Kisakye
The Shadow; Emmeline Biisikwa
With these stories, the post 1986 generation are pushing the boundaries talking issues of gender equality, questioning ableism, doubting sisterhood, spinning old tales in fresh voices and exploring new territories. There is love, there is pain, there is debate, there is everything else that is rarely said of the new generation of Ugandan and African writing.
The Writivism 2013 competition was
supported by the British Council Global Changemakers program and the Open
Society initiative for Eastern Africa.
Authors: Anthea Paelo,Nassanga Rashidah, Kathryn Kazibwe,Emmeline Biisikwa, Paul Kisakye, Solomon Manzi, Angella Namwase, Emmanuel Ssebagala, Simpson Muhwezi, Robert Ssempande, Gloria Kembabazi
Paperback: 74 pages
Publisher: Boda Books