The Writivism prizes for fiction and nonfiction for 2017 announced
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The Writivism prizes for fiction and nonfiction for 2017 announced

The shortlists for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 and the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction 2017 have been announced today. A large part of the African writing community was today distracted by the beginning of the new season of The Game of Thrones. With many eyes elsewhere, our friends from Writivism decided that […]

Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 longlist announced
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Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 longlist announced

Twenty African writers have made the cut for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 longlist announced earlier today. The Writivism Short Story Prize celebrates writers from the African continent of prose from the last year. The prize which was born on the back of the Writivism initiative in 2012 would give winners US$500 and more […]

Short Story Day Africa, Goethe Institut announce ID Flow Workshop Participants
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Short Story Day Africa, Goethe Institut announce ID Flow Workshop Participants

Short Story Day, Goethe Institut have announced participants to take part in ID Flow Workshop across the continent. The workshops will be facilitated by Efemia Chela, Rachel Zadok, Agazit Guramayle, Anne Moraa, Dzekashu MacViban, Sharon Kasanda. In April 2017, Short Story Day Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut invited submissions from writers who would attend […]

Imbolo Mbue wins PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award 2017
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Imbolo Mbue wins PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award 2017

Imbolo Mbue has won the PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award 2017 for her debut novel, Behold the Dreamers, about an immigrant desperate to become a U.S. citizen on April 4, 2017. It’s like it was just yesterday that we were reporting that unheard of writer from Cameroon called Imbolo Mbue had signed a seven figure advance for […]

Bakwa Short Story Competition 2017 winner announced
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Bakwa Short Story Competition 2017 winner announced

Bengono Essola Edouard. Photo/Nchanji Melvin Bengono Essola Edouard is the winner of the Bakwa Short Story Competition 2017. Bakwa magazine, the leading online literary and cultural magazine in English in Cameroon, which has been at the forefront of cross-cultural exchange, intends to celebrate emerging writers from Cameroon by giving them the opportunity to submit stories […]

Writivism announces emerging writers to be molded for 2017 anthology
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Writivism announces emerging writers to be molded for 2017 anthology

Writivism has announced the 29 emerging writers who will take part in the 2017 mentoring programme. The writers come from ten African countries. Every year Writivism announces those who will be groomed to be the next generation of world beaters. In something that is starting to become a Writivism tradition, the mentors who would guide […]

African literary festivals you can attend in 2017
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African literary festivals you can attend in 2017

Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2017. 2016 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners of the continent. Writers and readers met and interacted in many different venues in many types of environments. Some like Abantu Book Festival were new while the older ones like […]

Goethe-Institut in collaboration with Saraba Magazine and Bakwa Magazine
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Goethe-Institut in collaboration with Saraba Magazine and Bakwa Magazine

The Goethe Institut in Lagos and Yaounde in collaboration with Saraba Magazine and Bakwa Magazine invites applications for participation in a mentored series of exchanges and workshops on creative non-fiction. Though Cameroon and Nigeria are neighbors and share a lot of similar cultural values, this potential has not been exploited for the collaborative knowledge and […]

Four anthologies to submit your stories today
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Four anthologies to submit your stories today

For those who are looking for spaces to submit your stories, here are four anthologies that are excellent options. Lesotho Story Anthology To promote short story writing from Lesotho, Ba re e ne re is proud to announce our first story Anthology. We know that our fertile landscape, from the mountains to the streets, cultivates the fresh stories of […]

African literary festivals you can attend in 2016
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African literary festivals you can attend in 2016

What a year 2015 was where African literary festivals were concerned. A record number showcased some of the coolest people and their writing in various spaces around on this rock that we live on. It looks like it’s not letting up as there are very many events for this year. Here are some of the […]