Established in the late 60s under the initiative of Jawaharlal Nehru of India and Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, the African Asian Writers Union aimed at grouping writers from both continents fighting for freedom, equality, solidarity with political prisoners as well as for the stop of violence in conflict-torn countries and for the defense of ethics, values and justice.
Due to political reasonsw, the activities of the Union had stopped for few years but was revived again in December 2012 during a general conference in Cairo with participation of the following countries: India, Rwanda, Cameroon, Djibouti, Kazakhztan, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Russia, Tunisia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Iraq, Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Libya and Yemen.
The AAWU invites Writers Association in the Philippines to become an active member of the Union. The Union promises to open new horizons and provide interchange between countries from the two continents, Asia and Africa. As per the clause of the Union’s Statute, membership is only open to Unions/Federations/Associations i.e. writers can only become members if they are affiliated to an entity, no individual membership is accepted, it must be done through a Union.
Interested parties may contact Mohamed Salmawy, Secretary General of the African Asian Writers Union at email@example.com or through the Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization, 89-Abdel Aziz Al-Saoud St., Manial El Roda, Cairo, Egypt.