The African Writers Development Trust (AWDT) is accepting submissions for the 2019 African Writers Award on the theme “Cultural stereotypes in African Literature: Rewriting the narrative for the 21st Century Reader” in the following categories: Flash Fiction: Max 300 words Short Stories: 2,500 – 5,000 words Poetry: Max 30 lines Children’s stories: Max 1,500 with illustrations
Manuscript length depends on word count. Most genres have expected word lengths, which have been driven by audiences—in terms of their own expectations of the genre, as well as professional expectation. For instance, children’s books are shorter than science-fiction for adults because children have shorter attention spans than adults. Moreover, publishers do have house requirements
These are the nineties , troubled times. Africa has reached puberty, and is starting to shave off the colonial residue. For a boy growing up around this time, every feeling, experience, breaking and falling is heightened to the nth level. A time which a boy sees his mother’s reprimands as a gross violation against a
The African Writers Conference is an event conceptualized by the African Writers Development Trust aimed at bringing together writers of African descent to a common platform, building bridges for networking, providing opportunities for writers to promote themselves and their work, and sustaining conversations on the advancement of the collective interests of African writers. The 2019
This is a list of Mystery books that topped Mystery Books Best Seller list in 2018,Combined Print & E-Book editions. Title Author 1 Twisted Times: Son of Man The dead can’t rest in peace. The living are in danger. And one man’s run has begun. * When Kennedy Paul Maina runs away from home,
Hillary Ambani Lisimba is our newest writer in the oven, with a story that only those born before the YOLO millennials will understand, a story that YOLO kids will cringe at, and human rights activists would want to drag the parents to court. It’s in the 1980s in Mbale, a small town in Western Kenya.