Billie covers the arts, cultural and political affairs across Africa, with a particular focus on Ghana, Nigeria and West Africa. Having begun her writing career as a journalist she has covered a wide range of subjects, from art festivals in Accra and Dakar to elections and presidential interviews in Nigeria and Liberia. In this capacity she has contributed to a number of publications including The Africa Report, The Guardian UK, Associated Press and Africa is a Country. As a fiction writer she writes short stories and is currently working on her first short film.
Writivism is a project of the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) created by Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire, Ateenyi Kyomuhendo and Naseemah Mohamed in 2012. Its main goal is to identify and connect talented and passionate aspiring writers to experienced and successful writers to help improve the quality of their work and to boost the production of and consumption of African literature on the continent.
We wish her every success and congratulate her on her selection.
Read more about the 2016 Writivism participants here: http://writivism.com/?p=3001