The Commonwealth Foundation conducted a Commonwealth Short Story Prize Creative Writing workshop for Southern African writers from Botswana, Malawi, Lesotho, Namibia, and Zambia at Chaminuka Lodge in Lusaka Zambia.   Facilitators included Award winning writers Ellen Banda-Aaku (Zambia) and Damon Galgut (South Africa), the Judge for the 2018 Prize.   Commonwealth Writers Senior Programme Officer, … Continue reading COMMONWEALTH SHORT STORY PRIZE WORKSHOP



I find myself staring at nothing but seeing everything. Feeling nothing but experiencing it all. It is depressing watching the whole thing unfold. Media attention. Media drive. The reaction. Then silence. Darkness. Nothing. I’ve been thinking about her lately, her death hit too close to home. If today I told you she was my friend, … Continue reading OUTCRY


History is replete with significant events that occurred on this very date, 12th September. People have been born, married, divorced, appointed, and fired on this date. Nations across the world have achieved successes (as well as failures) on 12th September.   To many, this date may be meaningless and may not mean much. But a … Continue reading 12th SEPTEMBER