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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 deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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