THE 4th PAN AFRICAN WRITERS’ SYMPOSIUM (PAWS) 2016

  • Uganda Textbook-Academic and Non-Fiction Authors Association (UTANA) with Support from Non-Fiction and Translators Association of Norway (NFF) and International Authors Forum announce the 4th Pan African Writers’ Symposium (PAWS) to be held on 3rd to 5th October 2016 in Kampala Uganda, under the theme: Building capacity for sustainable Academic and Non-Fiction Authorship in Africa The Pan African Writers’ Symposium is a great interest to Academic and non-fiction authors across the continent.
  • The three previous PAWS were held in South Africa (2010), Zimbabwe (2012) and Kenya in 2014 by the respective Academic and Non-fiction Authors’ Associations.
  • The Symposium is a landmark event among authors and it brings together academic and non-fiction authors and their associations across the continent, providing a forum where trends and concerns in the book and authorship industry can be discussed.
  • The symposium gives the non-fiction authors’ associations space to learn from each others’ experiences, share how to tackle the challenges, and to gain insights in furthering authors’ rights in their respective countries. The main goal of the 4th PAWS is to share the lessons and experiences in academic and non-fiction authorship trends, develop strategies for sustainable authors’ Right Holders, organizations/associations and to build capacities for community transformation Non-fiction writing is central to knowledge production and thus the topics lined up for discussion will certainly provoke stimulating dialogue.
  • The symposium shall advance the networking and sharing of ideas towards raising standards of academic and non-fiction writing in Africa.
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