Miles Morland Schorlaship 2017 judges Muthoni Garland, Ellah Allfrey and Olufemi Terry

The Miles Morland Scholarship 2017 shortlist announced

The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist of 21 names for the 2017 Morland Writing Scholarships. The Morland Writing Scholarship is an annual award…

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Nnedi Okorafor and Kolade Arogundade

Nommo Awards 2017 awarded at the Ake Festival 2017

The Nommo Awards 2017 were handed out at the opening ceremony of the Ake Festival 2017.In 2016, the African Speculative Fiction Society announced itself on…

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Ake Festival 2017 opening ceremony

The Ake Arts & Book Festival 2017 opening ceremony

The Ake Festival 2017 kicked off with an opening ceremony to remember. Thursday November 16, 2017 was a special day as it started with the…

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Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2017

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…

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South African Literary Awards 2017

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…

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The Nairobi International Book Fair 2017

A snapshot of the Nairobi International Book Fair 2017

The Nairobi International Book Fair 2017 was hosted at a series of venues in Nairobi from September 27 – October 1, 2017. The event theme…

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Clockwise: Mohale Mashigo, Nthikeng Mohlele, Imbolo Mbue, Yewande Omotoso. Centre: Yaa Gyasi,

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…

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Khalid Salleh, Jakki Kerubo and Oluoch Madiang.

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…

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