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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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OTOSIRIEZE is a writer, literary journalist, former academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. A judge for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Award, he is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective which has published two volumes: WE ARE FLOWERS and THE INWARD GAZE. He is the curator of ART NAIJA SERIES, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness: ENTER NAIJA: THE BOOK OF PLACES (October, 2016) focuses on cities in Nigeria; WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017) focuses on professions in Nigeria. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition, and has been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship and the Gerald Kraak Award, both in 2016, and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. He has completed a collection of short stories, YOU SING OF A LONGING, and is working on a novel. He is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined history and literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. When bored, the boy just Googles Rihanna. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts editing and writing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze.

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