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The Single Story Foundation journal now available online
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The Single Story Foundation journal now available online

The editors of TSSF Journal are excited to announce the launch of its inaugural issue. Our journal is an online journal. You can read individual published pieces on our newly designed website: http://journal.singlestory.org.  And, you can also read and download the entire journal too at http://journal.singlestory.org/issues/. You can download it at the following address. “The TSSF Journal […]

Elshadai Tesfaye wins Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017
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Elshadai Tesfaye wins Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017

Elshadai Tesfaye is the winner of the Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017. The announcement was made at a ceremony at the Southern Sun, May Fair Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2017. In early September, the shortlist for the new Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All Stars was […]

Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 for November #lipfest2017
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Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 for November #lipfest2017

The Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 is set to happen from November 1-5, 2017. The festival theme is “Bridges from Walls.” In 2015, a team of Lagosians led by founder Efe Paul Azino hosted the Lagos International Poetry Festival at Freedom Park the home of the arts in commercial hub of the West African country. […]

South African Literary Awards 2017 shortlists announced
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South African Literary Awards 2017 shortlists announced

The South African Literary Awards have announced the shortlists for the best work for 2017. Since its inception in 2005 the South African Literary Awards popularly known as the SALA has honoured 160 authors in 11 categories in all official South African languages. The award has been won by the most well-known writers in the […]

Tunde Ososanya wins Ecuador- Nigeria Young Writers Short Story contest
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Tunde Ososanya wins Ecuador- Nigeria Young Writers Short Story contest

Tunde Ososanya is the winner of the Short Story Contest for young writers from Ecuador and Nigeria announced on October 3, 2017. Ososanya and other five shortlisted writers will be published in a bilingual publication (English and Spanish). The judges Professor Zaynab Alkali, Friday Ejilogo and George Bala were given blind copies of all the […]

Ghana Writers Awards 2017 shortlist announced
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Ghana Writers Awards 2017 shortlist announced

  The shortlist for those in the running for the Ghana Writers Awards 2017 have been announced. Last year the first Ghana Writers Awards were hosted in Accra with the best in the writing in the West African nation feted. In that ceremony, Dr Michael Osei Agyapong won the Ananse Prize for Literature winner, Bawa […]

Ndinda Kioko makes Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017 Shortlist
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Ndinda Kioko makes Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017 Shortlist

Kenyan writer Ndinda Kioko is one of the writers on the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017 Shortlist. Wasafiri is a leading magazine for international contemporary writing based in the UK. Launched in 1984, it is now renowned for publishing some of the world’s most distinguished writers including Chinua Achebe, Kamau Brathwaite, Anita and Kiran Desai, […]