African authors feature on Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2017 Longlist
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African authors feature on Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2017 Longlist

There are five African authors on the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2017 Longlist which was announced on November 7, 2017. They are Mahmoud al-Werwary, Ezzat el-Kamhawi, Ibrahim Eissa, Ahmad Hafid, and Hassouna Mosbahi. The Sheikh Zayed Book award is an independent cultural award administered by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, with a total monetary […]

Edwidge Danticat wins Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2018
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Edwidge Danticat wins Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2018

Edwidge Danticat was announced the 25th laureate of the renowned Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2018 on November 9, 2017. The Neustadt International Prize for Literature is one of the very few international prizes for which poets, novelists and playwrights are equally eligible. The prize awarded in alternating years with the NSK Neustadt Prize for […]

South African Literary Awards 2017 winners unveiled
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South African Literary Awards 2017 winners unveiled

The winners of the South African Literary Awards 2017 have been announced at a ceremony in Johannesburg tonight. There was a dinner and a celebration as the South African literary industry came together to celebrate the best of the writing in that country. The writers, publishers, poets and all the rest were there to see […]

Brittle Paper Literary Awards 2017 winners announced
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Brittle Paper Literary Awards 2017 winners announced

  The winners of the Brittle Paper Literary Awards 2017 have been announced. The Brittle Paper Literary Awards was established in August to recognize the finest, original pieces of African writing published online and available to readers for free. It is an award that brings much needed attention to African writing and literary culture in […]

Africans make International Dublin Literary Award 2018 longlist
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Africans make International Dublin Literary Award 2018 longlist

The International Dublin Literary Award 2018 longlist was announced today in Dublin today. The Africans in the running for the prize are Mohale Mashigo, Nthikeng Mohlele, Yaa Gyasi, Imbolo Mbue, and Yewande Omotoso. The International Dublin Literary Award, is an international literary award presented each year for a novel written in English or translated into […]

Khalid Salleh, Oluoch Madiang, and F Simiyu Barasa win at Nyanza Literary Festival 2017
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Khalid Salleh, Oluoch Madiang, and F Simiyu Barasa win at Nyanza Literary Festival 2017

Khalid Salleh, Oluoch Madiang and F Simiyu Barasa are the winners at the Nyanza Literary Festival 2017. Over a dozen writers from all over Nyanza region gathered at the Kiboko Bay Resort for the Nyanza Literary Festival (NALIF) 2017 on September 23. They included advocate and short story writer P. Ochieng Ochieng, writer Khalid Salleh, […]

A snapshot of Uganda’s Babishai Poetry Festival 2017
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A snapshot of Uganda’s Babishai Poetry Festival 2017

The Babishai Poetry Festival 2017 was hosted in Uganda from August 4-6, 2017. There was a sea of activity in Uganda as the world of African poetry was focused on the East African country. They were there for the third edition of the Babishai Poetry Festival which was started in Kampala in 2015 as an […]