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The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation 2016 poetry prizes

The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation have announced a call out for its prizes for 2016. In previous years, the foundation had the Babishai Poetry Award which has been running since 2009. Previous winners of the prize include Adeeko Ibukun (2015), Tom Jalio (2014), Rashida Namulondo (2013), Susan Piwang (2012), Sanyu Kisaka (2011), Sophie Alal Brenda […]

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Short Story Day Africa announce 2016 anthology theme

Short Story Day Africa have just announced the theme for their 2016 anthology; Migrations. Short Story Day Africa brings together writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, teachers and school children from all over the globe to write, submit, read, workshop and discuss stories – and foster the love of reading and writing African fiction. They have brought […]

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Meet the Africans on the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2016 shortlist

Egyptian Mohamed Rabie and Morocco Tareq Bakari are the two Africans on the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2016 shortlist announced today. For those just hearing about this prize, The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is an annual literary prize run with the support of the Booker Prize Foundation in London and funded by the TCA […]

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CACE announces guidelines for Writivism Short Story Prize 2016

The Writivism Short Story Prize is an annual award for emerging African writers administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE). The prize which was started in 2015 by was won by Pemi Aguda. The race for the new prize winner is officially on with our friends at CACE announcing the guidelines for the […]

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Donald Molosi on winning Bessie Head Short Story Awards.

The winner of this year’s Bessie Head Short Story Awards 2015 is Donald Molosi his story The Biggest Continent. He gets the first place prize money of 2 000 pula (about R2 900) courtesy of Diamond Educational Publishers. He was awarded ahead of Siyanda Mohutsiwa came second for And Then We Disappeared into Some Guy’s […]

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Caine Prize 2016 judging panel announced

The Caine Prize for African Writing judging panel has been announced today. The panel of judges will be chaired by the distinguished author and broadcaster Delia Jarrett-Macauley. She will be joined by the acclaimed film, television and voice actor, Adjoa Andoh; the writer and founding member of the Nairobi based writers’ collective, Storymoja, and founder […]

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Richard Oduor Oduku on British Science Fiction Association Awards longlist

Richard Oduor Oduku joins other writers on the long list for the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards for his story eNGAGEMENT that featured in Jalada Afrofutures. He has been nominated in the short story category. So what at these awards? The BSFA awards are presented annually by the British Science Fiction Association, based on […]

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Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 Shortlist announced

Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Penny Busetto and Rehana Rossouw are the three shortlisted authors for the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015. The shortlisted writers will be rewarded with a sponsored multi-city book tour and will also have 1,000 copies of their books purchased by Etisalat for distribution to schools, libraries and book clubs across the Continent. […]