Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 open for entry on September 1
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Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 open for entry on September 1

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 is open for your entries starting from September 1. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize born in 2012 is one of the more sought after prizes in African and world literature at the moment. This is because writers from 50 countries from five commonwealth regions of Africa, Asia, America, Canada […]

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency
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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency

The University of Iowa has announced the next group of participants in the 2017 edition of its legendary writing residency. The University of Iowa International Writing Program, which was born in 1967, allows writers from all over the world with time, in a setting congenial to their efforts, for the production of literary work. The […]

Mulumba Ivan Matthias launches ‘The Honking’ and ‘Rumblings of a Tree’
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Mulumba Ivan Matthias launches ‘The Honking’ and ‘Rumblings of a Tree’

Ugandan writer Mulumba Ivan Matthias launched his two books The Honking and Rumblings of a Tree in Kampala, Uganda on August 10, 2017. Mulumba Ivan Matthias initially born in Masaka District in the Central Region of Uganda and now based in Kampala has the day job of valuation surveyor. In 2012, he produced Poetry In […]

The Ake Review seeks out your submissions
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The Ake Review seeks out your submissions

The Ake Review, the journal of the The Ake Arts and Book Festival, is looking for submissions for the 2017 edition. The Ake Review has been one of the most well put out journals fron a literary festival on the continent. The format for the publication usually features content around that year’s theme with the […]

Andrée-Marie Diagne Bonané wins Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation award 2017
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Andrée-Marie Diagne Bonané wins Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation award 2017

Senegalese writer Andrée-Marie Diagne Bonané is the winner of the Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation African Writer´s Residency Award (AWRA) 2017. The Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation African Writer´s Residency Award (AWRA) provides a two months stay in a subsidized apartment to writers of contemporary African literature, who engage with current themes and concerns related to Africa […]

“The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” announces longlist
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“The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” announces longlist

The team organising The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!, a short story competition open to all Africans, has announced its longlist today. The Short Story is Dead, Long Live The Short Story! is a competition set up by South African based Black Letter Media which involves a short story call out […]

Munachim Amah and Charles King win Writivism 2017 writing prizes
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Munachim Amah and Charles King win Writivism 2017 writing prizes

Munachim Amah and Charles King are the winners of this year’s Writivism 2017 prizes for fiction and nonfiction. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Kampala, Uganda on August 19 as part of Writivism Festival 2017. The Writivism initiative has two prizes for writing. The fiction prize is called the Writivism Short Story Prize […]

Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo win University of Johannesburg Prize 2017
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Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo win University of Johannesburg Prize 2017

Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo are the University of Johannesburg Prize 2017 winners. The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English, also known as the UJ Prize, was instituted in 2006. It comprises two prizes, a main prize and a debut prize, given annually for “the best original creative work in English […]

Kariuki wa Nyamu wins Babishai Haiku Prize 2017 in Kampala
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Kariuki wa Nyamu wins Babishai Haiku Prize 2017 in Kampala

Kenyan writer Kariuki wa Nyamu is the winner of the Babishai Haiku Prize 2017. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Kampala, Uganda on August 6, 2017. The second edition of Babishai Haiku 2017 prize kicked off earlier in the year with a call out for submissions. African poets who had not published a […]

Literature Gabfest 2017 for Kampala in September
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Literature Gabfest 2017 for Kampala in September

Literature Gabfest, a new literary festival, will be hosted at the Studios on Seventh, Kampala from September 9-10, 2017. There’s a new literary festival in Uganda called the Literature Gabfest organized by Book Enthusiasts in Kampala. As you know, a gabfest is a conference or other gathering with prolonged talking; in this case the talking […]