Angela Makholwa and Lerato Tshabalala feature at Rosa Parks Library Soweto
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Angela Makholwa and Lerato Tshabalala feature at Rosa Parks Library Soweto

Angela Makholwa and Lerato Tshabalala were the featured guests at Rosa Parks Library Soweto on 10th August 2016. The Rosa Parks Memorial Library, named by the US embassy in honour of their human rights hero Rosa Parks, hosted two very different personalities as part of their women’s day celebrations. The two were Angela Makholwa and […]

Ghana International Book Fair 2016 for the weekend
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Ghana International Book Fair 2016 for the weekend

The Ghana International Book Fair 2016 is set to land in Accra this weekend from 19th – 21st August. This year’s Ghana International Book Fair is scheduled to open on Thursday, August 18 at the forecourt of the National Theater in Accra. The four-day event will be under the theme: “Growing the Knowledge-based Economy through […]

African literature blog JamesMurua.com is moving hosting companies
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African literature blog JamesMurua.com is moving hosting companies

JamesMurua.com is moving hosting companies. It’s been a great time here at JamesMurua.com reporting on the African literary scene giving news and opinions for the last three years. For all those who have been reading and sharing links I am extremely grateful; this blog couldn’t have gotten this far without your support. If you are […]

Writivism Prize 2016 Shortlists announced
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Writivism Prize 2016 Shortlists announced

The Writivism prize 2016 shortlists for the three prizes on offer this year has been announced today. The prizes are The fourth Writivism Short Story Prize 2016, Kofi Addo Prize for Non Fiction 2016 and Okot P Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation. The fourth Writivism Short Story Prize 2016 The Short Story Prize was judged […]

Chika Unigwe is a Man Booker International Prize 2017 judge
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Chika Unigwe is a Man Booker International Prize 2017 judge

Chika Unigwe is one of the judges who have been announced for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize 2017. Chika Unigwe is the author of novels like Tear Drops (1993), A Rainbow for Dinner (2002), On Black Sisters Street (2009, 2011 Jonathan Cape, UK and Random House NY) and Night Dancer (Jonathan Cape, 2012) (2002),Thinking of Angel […]

Lidudumalingani is Caine Prize 2016 winner!
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Lidudumalingani is Caine Prize 2016 winner!

Lidudumalingani has just been announced as the Caine Prize 2016 at a ceremony at Oxford in the United Kingdom. The South African win the prize for his story Memories We Lost which was published in Incredible Journey: Stories That Move You (Burnet Media, South Africa, 2015). Memories We Lost is a story of two young South African girls […]

Meet the Ebedi International Writers Residency Program for June 2016
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Meet the Ebedi International Writers Residency Program for June 2016

Ayobami Adebayo, Kasimma Chinelo Okani and Temitope Shadiat Jimoh are the recipients of the June/July 2016 edition of the Ebedi International Writers Residency Program. Ebedi International Writers Residency is a private initiative for Writers to complete their on-going works free of charge in a convenient environment. The writer is accorded space and time to do […]

Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 2016 open for entries
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Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 2016 open for entries

The Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 2016 is now open for your entries until 30th October 2016. The Miles Morland Writing Scholarship emerged in 2013 as an opportunity for to allow writers to stay with their core business without missing out on their normal living of having to hustle for bills. Scholars writing fiction will receive […]

Kenyan library awards Maktaba Awards 2016 call out
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Kenyan library awards Maktaba Awards 2016 call out

The Maktaba Awards 2016 (Kenyan Library of the Year Awards) seeks your entries; your deadline to enter your library is 20th July 2016. The Maktaba Awards or the Kenyan Library of the Year Awards which have been happening for the last 6 years award the best libraries in the land in different categories. Last year […]