The 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize Judges


The Writivism Short Story Prize is the heart of the Writivism program. This year, the prize has opened up to the entire continent, and is currently receiving entries from emerging writers. To boost regional participation, there shall be regional prizes, besides the overall prize. This year, the panel of judges comprises of five accomplished writers and editors. Chaired by Ellen Aaku-Banda, the panel comprises Zukiswa Wanner (Chair 2013 Prize panel), Emmanuel Sigauke, Glaydah Namukasa and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim. Below, we introduce the judges.

Ellen Aaku-Banda

Ellen Banda-Aaku is a Zambian Writer of fine pedigree. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town, an MA in Financial Management from Middlesex University and a BA in Public Administration from University of Zambia. Back in 2004, Ellen took the literary world by storm with her children’s book, Wandi’s Little Voice, winning the Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa…

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