International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Five Africans make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2018 Longlist

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction announced the longlist of 16 novels for the 2018 Prize on Wednesday 17 January 2018 with five Africans in…

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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Dilman Dila and Panashe Chigumadzi

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency

The University of Iowa has announced the next group of participants in the 2017 edition of its legendary writing residency. The University of Iowa International…

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Okey Ndibe presents Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

African literary festivals you can attend in 2017

Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2017. 2016 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners…

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José Eduardo Agualusa

Six Africans make the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 longlist

Five Africans Mia Couto, Kamel Daoud, Yasmina Khadra, Chigozie Obioma, José Eduardo Agualusa, and Alaa Al Aswany made the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 longlist…

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FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award 2015 long list out

In February I blogged about these FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards where writers, film makers and visual artists would be eligible for cash prizes…

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