Bengono Essola Edouard. Photo/Nchanji Melvin

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…

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Caiphus Mangenela

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…

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Okey Ndibe presents Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

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…

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Yaounde International Book Exhibition 2016 now on

The Yaounde International Book Exhibition 2016 kicked off in Yaounde, Cameroon earlier today and will run from 2-6 June. The theme of the fair is,…

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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…

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Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize 2015 shortlist out

We have a shortlist. After the longlist which had many many Africans, the judges led by Mildred Barya of the Babishai Niwe Poetry, Africa’s only…

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BN Poetry Award 2015 longlist unveiled

A few days ago I mentioned here that there is a poetry festival about to hit Kampala, Uganda in a few weeks. The festival, the…

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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015 in August

The Hargeysa International Book Fair will be happening this year in Hargeysa, Somaliland from 1-6 August and the theme is “Spaces.” The guest country will be…

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Twelve writers for Caine Prize workshop 2015 in Ghana

The Caine Prize workshop is one of those events that come along once a year. In these workshops which have been happening since 2003, writers…

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