Huzama Habayeb

Huzama Habayeb wins Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2017

Poet, short-story writer, and novelist Huzama Habayeb is the winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2017 for her novel Velvet. Naguib Mahfouz was…

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Erick Livumbazi Ngoda, Christine A. Odeph, Laimani Bidali, June Mwikali Kimuyu, Monica Olive A. Owoko, and Kenneth Kaigua

Anasoma Writing Contest winners feted in Nairobi, Kenya

The winners of the Anasoma Writing Contest were given their prizes at a ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya on December 5, 2017. Anasoma (“she/he reads” in…

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9Mobile Prize Literature 2017 longlist

9mobile Prize for Literature 2018 longlist announced

The nine books on the longlist for the 9mobile Prize for Literature 2018, formerly the Etisalat Prize, have been announced. The 9mobile Prize for Literature…

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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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