The silver lining to this Covid cloud we’re all under is that we have the time to sit in one place; so why not use this time to reflect – on your life, on past incidents, or to design possible futures? I have been doing this kind of reflection by keeping a daily … Continue reading Workshop Closed: Write Your Heart
Mawazo Africa Writing Institute Creates an Organic Space for Your Characters to Live and Grow
My writer’s muscles were strengthened. Today, I know my characters better, I am more aware of the world I am creating in my novel and how this world may affect the larger world around me
Tutor Jennifer Makumbi wins Windham-Campbell prize!
We at Mawazo are extremely excited by and proud of the huge award our current workshop instructor, Jennifer Makumbi, won last week. The $165,000 Windham-Campbell prize was set up to "provide writers with the opportunity to focus on their work independent of financial concerns". [Read Makumbi's interview with the BBC] Writing fiction can be a … Continue reading Tutor Jennifer Makumbi wins Windham-Campbell prize!
Writing the Novel I: Meet the Participants
We were excited to receive over 30 manuscripts in response to our call for submissions for our very first course, Writing the Novel. But we only had six spots for Africa-based authors. After several meetings and the help of readers across the continent who volunteered their time and expertise, we were able to narrow down the list. … Continue reading Writing the Novel I: Meet the Participants