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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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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, an academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review ("Mulumba," 2016), Transition ("A Tenderer Blessing," 2015), and in an anthology of the Gerald Kraak Award for which he was shortlisted ("You Sing of a Longing," 2017). His work has further been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship in 2016 and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. He is the curator of the ART NAIJA SERIES, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness. The first, ENTER NAIJA: THE BOOK OF PLACES (October, 2016), focuses on cities in Nigeria. The second, WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. He studied History and Literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is currently completing a postgraduate programme in African Studies and Pop Culture, and teaches English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. 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. When bored, he just Googles Rihanna.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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