Saturday, May 23, 2015

Congratulations Writivist Sima and Erica!

Long Dying Gracefully by Sima Mittal in The 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize Longlist
Blues for Absalom by Erica Sugo Anyadike in The 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize Longlist

Sima Mittal was born (1974) in India and was raised in Arusha, Tanzania, from where she moved to Dar es Salaam in 2002. She has studied in Tanzania, India and the USA. Although she holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Science, her love for writing began when she explored reading with her two little girls. She loves reading poetry and children’s books. She feels a writer and an illustrator weave the magic of a children’s picture book together. Through her short stories, she hopes to connect with and mesmerize audiences of all age groups. She has been blessed to be a part of the Writivism programme. Because of Writivism her short story was published in the Daily News (Tanzania) and on

Erica Sugo Anyadike has worked as filmmaker and a broadcaster for the past fifteen years. She’s Tanzanian, married to a Nigerian. She lived in South Africa for over a decade before moving to Nairobi. She has written, produced and directed a short film and two television dramas. She’s written for Kwani. She likes pretentious conversations about popular culture. Her superhero skill is mixology. She loves a good story in any medium.


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