Kenyan library awards Maktaba Awards 2016 call out
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Kenyan library awards Maktaba Awards 2016 call out

The Maktaba Awards 2016 (Kenyan Library of the Year Awards) seeks your entries; your deadline to enter your library is 20th July 2016. The Maktaba Awards or the Kenyan Library of the Year Awards which have been happening for the last 6 years award the best libraries in the land in different categories. Last year […]

Writivism Short Story Prize 2016 longlist announced
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Writivism Short Story Prize 2016 longlist announced

The Writivism Short Story Prize 2016 longlist has just been announced. The winner of the prize will be made at the Writivism Festival in August 2016. The longlist for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2016 has been announced and it has twenty one of some of the brightest young African writers today. The list was […]

Pumla Dineo Gqola and Nkosinathi Sithole win Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016
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Pumla Dineo Gqola and Nkosinathi Sithole win Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016

Pumla Dineo Gqola and Nkosinathi Sithole are the winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2015 in a ceremony in Sandton, Johannesburg South Africa on 25th June 2016. They each go home with R100,000. Gqola a professor of African Literature at Wits University won the nonfiction category known as the Alan Paton Award for her […]

Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Penny Busetto dazzle at Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour
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Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Penny Busetto dazzle at Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour

Etisalat Prize 2015 winner Fiston Mwanza Mujila and shortlistee Penny Busetto dazzled as they featured at a variety of Nairobi spaces Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour. They included Daystar and Nairobi Universities, the Goethe Institute and the party on Saturday at Pawa 254. One of the coolest of the events was at the Goethe Institut, […]

Etisalat Prize 2015 tour: winner and shortlistees invade Nairobi
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Etisalat Prize 2015 tour: winner and shortlistees invade Nairobi

Etisalat Prize 2015 tour: The Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 is set to hold a series of literary events in Nairobi from Wednesday, June 15th – Saturday, June 18th 2016. The event will be aimed at celebrating the shortlisted writers and winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature. The Etisalat Prize for Literature is […]

South African misses out on Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016
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South African misses out on Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016

The winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 was announced and sadly for us rabid Africa watchers it went to another continent. The winner of this years “battle of the continents” was Indian Parashar Kulkarni for his story ‘Cow and Company’. The award was presented by Man Booker Prize Winner and former short story […]

New Etisalat Prize Judges 2016 seek your entry (Self-published folks need not apply)
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New Etisalat Prize Judges 2016 seek your entry (Self-published folks need not apply)

The Etisalat Prize Judges 2016 were announced yesterday and they are already looking for your submissions. Only books by debutant authors from publishing houses who have published in the last 24 months are eligible. The current holder of the prize is Fiston Mujila who was announced a few months ago. The judges for the Etisalat […]

Goethe hosts Short Story Day Africa Workshops across Africa
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Goethe hosts Short Story Day Africa Workshops across Africa

The Short Story Day Africa workshops, called the 2016 Migrations Flow Workshop, will be hosted in cities across the continent at the Goethe Institut offices. The Migrations Flow Workshops will assist writers who are working on entries that would be considered this year’s Short Story Africa Prize 2016. Those who enter will be on the […]

Mozambique’s Festival Fim do Caminho Literary Prize 2016 gets record entries
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Mozambique’s Festival Fim do Caminho Literary Prize 2016 gets record entries

The Mozambique based Festival Fim do Caminho Literary Prize 2106 got entries in the dozens this year. The theme of the competition this year was Crime in Mozambique. Festival Fim do Caminho (this is Portuguese, in English it the The Mossuril Film Festival) is an annual film festival held in Mossuril, Mozambique Island and Nampula, […]