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Chimamanda Adichie makes Bailey’s Prize for fiction 2014 shortlist

The shortlist for the Baileys Prize 2014 was unveiled at a ceremony last night with Nigerian Chimamanda Adichie making the shortlist for her book Americanah. The Baileys Women’s Prize for fiction, formerly the Orange Prize, is the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by women. The longlist for the prize was announced earlier […]

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Lauren Beukes makes Strand Magazine critics awards 2013

Its truly awards season in the literature space for African authors. The latest nominee in a book award is South Africa novelist Lauren Beukes for the Mulholland published The Shining Girls and the award in question is The Strand Magazine Critics Awards 2013. The Strand Magazine was a monthly magazine composed of fictional stories and […]

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Kenyan Burt Award 2014 nominees announced

The Kenyan short list for the Burt Award for African Literature 2014 was announced at a breakfast today. The Burt Award for African Literature is an award for fiction targeted at young adults in four African countries; Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia and Tanzania. The award which started in 2012 is sponsored by Code, a Canadian NGO […]

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Aminatta Forna is Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction 2014 recipient

Sierra Leone writer Aminatta Forna is one of the eight winners of the 2014 edition of the Windham Campbell Prize. Donald Windham and Sandy M. Campbell were avid book collectors, voracious readers, and friends with many of the most important literary figures of their time. When Campbell passed away unexpectedly in 1988, Windham created an […]

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Golden Baobab Prize for Literature 2014 call for submissions

The children’s literature prize for Africa known as the Golden Baobab Awards 2014 are calling for your work. The Golden Baobab Awards for Literature were established in 2008 as annual pan-African awards to recognize and celebrate excellence in stories targeting African children. Founded by Deborah Ahenkorah the awards the awards are the Golden Baobab Prize […]

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No more M-Net Literary Awards

So on Sunday we were all excited at the introduction of the newest literary star but its not been all good news on front as the MNET literary awards are no more. The awards started in 1991 as The M-Net Book Prize and went on to become one of South Africa’s most prestigious literary honours. […]

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Noviolet Bulawayo takes home Etisalat Prize 2014

Zimbabwean writer Noviolet Bulawayo is the winner of the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Africa Literature in a ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria last night. This has been a long journey to recognize the best African writer on the African continent in the last one year. The process had gone through a rigorous process starting with a […]