Billy Kahora of Kwani Trust speaks while Beverley Nambozo and Acaye Elizabeth Pamela look on. Photo credit: Zahara Abdul.

The 2017 Writivism Festival just wrapped up in Kampala. It was held from 17 to 20 August. An initiative of the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE), the festival has, since 2013, been a leading crowd-pulling hotspot of literary activities on the continent.

Courtesy of Writivism’s Facebook page, we have some photos: from workshops to performances to panels on beauty. The captions are from their page also.

Arts Management and Literary Activism Workshop. Photo credit: Zahara Abdul.

Kemiyondo Coutinho in performance. Photo credit: Zahara Abdul.

Kampire Bahana Josephine Ka Kagaadju Ayesha Harruna Attah Kemiyondo Coutinho and Darlyne Komukama on the Salooni curated panel on beauty. Photo credit: Zahara Abdul.

Jalada Africa — with Lillian Akampurira Aujo, Kagayi Peter and Richard Oduor Oduku. Photo credit: Zahara Abdul.

Henry Brefo and Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire chat. Photo credit: Zahara Abdul.

Kemiyondo Coutinho’s highly billed one woman show; Kawuna…You’re it! Photo credit: Zahara Abdul.

Mzilikazi wa Afrika and other #Writivism2017 guests join #UgandaReading on a visit to Butabika Hospital. Photo credit: Zahara Abdul.

Nyana Kakoma of Sooo Many Stories. Photo credit: Zahara Abdul.

#UgandaReading. Photo credit: Zahara Abdul.

Acaye Elizabeth Pamela. Photo credit: Zahara Abdul.

David Kaiza muses. Photo credit: Zahara Abdul.

Staff and volunteers getting ready.

Sorting the t-shirts – each goes for UGX 25,000/= and 30,000/=.

The audience at the Fear launch.

Troy Onyango, Ironi Barret and Farida buy books.

Bloggers Happy Hour.

Cool tees.

We will be bringing you more photos soonest.

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young’s writing has been shortlisted for the 2016 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship, the 2017 Gerald Kraak Award, and nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. His fiction has appeared in Transition (“A Tenderer Blessing,” 2015), The Threepenny Review (“Mulumba,” 2016), and Pride and Prejudice: African Perspectives on Gender, Social Justice and Sexuality (“You Sing of a Longing,” 2017), an anthology of The Jacana Literary Foundation and The Other Foundation. His work further appears in Interdisciplinary Academic Essays, Africa in Dialogue, and Brittle Paper, where he is submissions editor. He is the editor of the Art Naija Series: a sequence of concept-based e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness. The first anthology, Enter Naija: The Book of Places (Oct., 2016) focuses on cities. The second, Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (June, 2017) focuses on professions. He attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and currently teaches English at another Nigerian university. When bored, he blogs pop culture at naijakulture.blogspot.com or just Googles Rihanna.

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