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 […]

Zakes Mda to headline South Africa Book Fair 2017 in September
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Zakes Mda to headline South Africa Book Fair 2017 in September

The headline act for the South African Book Fair 2017 set to happen from September 8-10 is legendary author Zakes Mda. The festival theme is the “Writing Revolution.” The South African Book Fair 2017 will be happening at Museum Africa in Johannesburg. The South African Book Fair, now owned by the South African Book Development […]

Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 longlist announced
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Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 longlist announced

The longlist for the richest prize in African literature, the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017, has been announced today. The Nigerian Prize for Literature set up in 2004 annually rotates among four genres – Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Children’s literature. Previous winners of the prize are Gabriel Okara (co-winner, 2004, poetry) and Professor Ezenwa Ohaeto […]

Controversy ensues as Writivism celebrates fifth year in Gulu, Uganda
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Controversy ensues as Writivism celebrates fifth year in Gulu, Uganda

Writivism which is celebrating five years hosted a reading in Gulu, Uganda after a workshop featuring young writers from Northern Uganda. The events in Gulu didn’t go down well with one of Okot P’Bitek’s daughter’s. Writivism has built its name as one of the most important literary initiatives in the East African region in the […]

Miles Morland Foundation hosts African Writers in Uganda
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Miles Morland Foundation hosts African Writers in Uganda

The Miles Morland Foundation hosted some of the hottest writers on the continent for a Creative writer’s workshop in Uganda on July 8-15, 2017. The workshop was hosted by Giles Foden and Michela Wrong. The Miles Morland Foundation has been known for its support of many artistic initiatives on the continent backing literary festivals and […]

Babishai Haiku 2017 shortlist announced
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Babishai Haiku 2017 shortlist announced

The judges of the Babishai Haiku 2017 competition have announced the shortlist for this year’s competition. The Babishai Niwe Foundation started their Haiku competition in 2016 with Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire (Ghana), Chibuihe-Light Obi (Nigeria), and Kwaku Feni Adow (Ghana) sharing the grand prize. The second edition of the competition dubbed the Babishai Haiku 2017 competition […]

British literary journal Panorama picks Troy Onyango as fiction editor
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British literary journal Panorama picks Troy Onyango as fiction editor

British literary journal Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel has picked Troy Onyango to be the fiction editor for its Voices of East Africa edition. Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel is a British literary journal, with a modern focus on travel literature, art, and photography. The journal which is relatively new in the journal […]