Yogi S.Y Tetteh wins Koffi Addo Prize for Non Fiction 2016
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Yogi S.Y Tetteh wins Koffi Addo Prize for Non Fiction 2016

Accra, Ghana based yoga instructor S.Y Tetteh is the winner of the Koffi Addo Prize for Non Fiction 2016. The Koffi Addo Prize for Non Fiction 2016 was announced by the judges led by NoViolet Bulawayo working with Yewande Omotoso and Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah. The essays in the running for the prize were Lost Futures […]

Short Story Day Africa Prize 2016 longlist announced
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Short Story Day Africa Prize 2016 longlist announced

Our good friends who run the Short Story Day Africa Prize have announced their longlist 2016. The twenty writers will have their stories judged by Sindiwe Magona, H.J. Golakai and Tendai Huchu. The Short Story Day Prize has quickly established itself in the African writing world with the quality of writers and the anthologies that […]

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o wins Korea’s Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award 2016
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Ngugi Wa Thiong’o wins Korea’s Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award 2016

Ngugi Wa Thiongo is this year’s winner of Korea’s Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award. The award worth 100 million won (89,300 U.S. dollars) is presented by the Toji Cultural Center, the Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award Committee, Gangwon Province, Wonju City and The Dong-A Ilbo. The Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award was started in 2011 to honor the […]

Caiphus Mangenela wins Bessie Head Short Story Competition 2016
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Caiphus Mangenela wins Bessie Head Short Story Competition 2016

Caiphus Mangenela is the winner of the Bessie Head Short Story Competition 2016 for his story A Mother Amongst The Stars. Mangenela was awarded his prize at a ceremony on Sunday 18 September 2016 in Gaborone, Botswana. Bessie Head who wrote novels, short fiction and autobiographical works and passed away in 1986 is usually considered […]

Nathacha Appanah , Leila Slimani make Prix Goncourt 2016 shortlist
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Nathacha Appanah , Leila Slimani make Prix Goncourt 2016 shortlist

Mautirius born Nathacha Appanah and Algerian born Leila Slimani are on France’s top literary prize the Prix Goncourt 2016 shortlist. The Prix Goncourt is a prize in French literature, given by the académie Goncourt to the author of “the best and most imaginative prose work of the year”. Four other prizes are also awarded: prix Goncourt du Premier Roman (first novel), prix […]

Zukiswa Wanner is Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 judge
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Zukiswa Wanner is Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 judge

Zukiswa Wanner is the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 judge for the Africa region. As mentioned recently, the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 is now open for business. You the entrant will have judges’ select five winning writers and if you win share a total prize money of £15,000. The overall winner receives £5,000, one of […]

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Chika Unigwe and Elnathan John make Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016 shortlist
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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Chika Unigwe and Elnathan John make Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016 shortlist

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Chika Unigwe and Elnathan John have been announced in the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016 shortlist. The Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited is the richest prize in African literature with the winner going home with US$100,000. The prize rotates around four genres; Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Children’s literature. […]

Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 now open for entries
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Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 now open for entries

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 is now open for entries. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded annually for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in countries that are members of the Commonwealth. This means countries from the five different regions that Great Britain invaded and colonized; Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the […]

Nnedi Okorafor wins Hugo Award 2016 for Binti novella
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Nnedi Okorafor wins Hugo Award 2016 for Binti novella

Nnedi Okorafor is the recipient of a Hugo Award 2016 for in the novella category for Binti. Some of the previous novel by this Nigerian American author include Akata Witch, Who Fears Death (2010, DAW/Penguin), “Hello, Moto” (2011, A Tor.Com Original short story), Kabu Kabu (2013, Prime Books), Lagoon (2014, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.), and The Book of […]