Short Story Day Africa 2017 callout

Short Story Day Africa Prize 2017 longlist announced

The Short Story Africa Prize 2017 has announced the 21 Africans making the cut for one of the continent’s most respected literary prizes. Short Story…

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Clockwise from top left: Eloghosa Osunde, Alemseged Tesfai, Bryony Rheam, Fatima Kola, and Elnathan John.

Miles Morland Writing Scholarships 2017 winners announced

The wait is over as the winners of the Morland Writing Scholarships 2017 were announced on December 5, 2017. They are Alemseged Tesfai, Bryony Rheam,…

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Abdilatif Abdalla

Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature Shortlist 2017 announced

The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature Shortlist 2017 was announced by the board chair, Abdilatif Abdalla on December 4, 2017. The Mabati Cornell…

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Mary Ononokpono

Mary Ononokpono wins “The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” Prize 2017

Mary Ononokpono is the winner of this year’s edition of the “The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” Prize 2017. Osemegbe Aito…

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Miles Morland Schorlaship 2017 judges Muthoni Garland, Ellah Allfrey and Olufemi Terry

The Miles Morland Scholarship 2017 shortlist announced

The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist of 21 names for the 2017 Morland Writing Scholarships. The Morland Writing Scholarship is an annual award…

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Nnedi Okorafor and Kolade Arogundade

Nommo Awards 2017 awarded at the Ake Festival 2017

The Nommo Awards 2017 were handed out at the opening ceremony of the Ake Festival 2017.In 2016, the African Speculative Fiction Society announced itself on…

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Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2017

African authors feature on Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2017 Longlist

There are five African authors on the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2017 Longlist which was announced on November 7, 2017. They are Mahmoud al-Werwary, Ezzat…

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South African Literary Awards 2017

South African Literary Awards 2017 winners unveiled

The winners of the South African Literary Awards 2017 have been announced at a ceremony in Johannesburg tonight. There was a dinner and a celebration…

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Clockwise: Mohale Mashigo, Nthikeng Mohlele, Imbolo Mbue, Yewande Omotoso. Centre: Yaa Gyasi,

Africans make International Dublin Literary Award 2018 longlist

The International Dublin Literary Award 2018 longlist was announced today in Dublin today. The Africans in the running for the prize are Mohale Mashigo, Nthikeng…

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Khalid Salleh, Jakki Kerubo and Oluoch Madiang.

Khalid Salleh, Oluoch Madiang, and F Simiyu Barasa win at Nyanza Literary Festival 2017

Khalid Salleh, Oluoch Madiang and F Simiyu Barasa are the winners at the Nyanza Literary Festival 2017. Over a dozen writers from all over Nyanza…

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