Biyi Bandele, Mona Eltahawy, Noo Saro-Wiwa, and Sisonke Msimang.

Bandele, Eltahawy, Saro-Wiwa, Msimang are Bellagio Residency Scholars 2018.

Biyi Bandele, Mona Eltahawy, Noo Saro-Wiwa, and Sisonke Msimang are the Bellagio Residency Scholars 2018. The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program offers academics, artists,…

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Eight poets make Brunel African Poetry Prize 2018 shortlist

The Brunel African Poetry Prize 2018 shortlist was announced on March 12, 2018 with eight poets making the cut from the hundreds submitted. The Brunel…

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International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Five Africans make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2018 Longlist

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction announced the longlist of 16 novels for the 2018 Prize on Wednesday 17 January 2018 with five Africans in…

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Sawiris Cultural Prize 2017 winners

Sawiris Cultural Awards 2017 winners announced in Cairo, Egypt

The winners of the Sawiris Cultural Awards 2017 were announced at a ceremony at the Main Hall of Egypt’s Cairo Opera House on January 8,…

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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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Mentor Sahar Al Mougy and writer Mohanned Al Dabi.

Sahar Al Mougy, Mohanned Al Dabi at International Prize for Arabic Fiction Writers Workshop

Six writers and their mentors are currently at the ninth annual writers’ workshop hosted by the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. They range in age…

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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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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Dilman Dila and Panashe Chigumadzi

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency

The University of Iowa has announced the next group of participants in the 2017 edition of its legendary writing residency. The University of Iowa International…

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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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Najwa Binshatwan

Libyan, Egyptian make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017 shortlist

Libya’s Najwa Binshatwan and Egyptian author Mohammed Abdel Nabi are on the shortlist for International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017. Mohammed Hasan Alwan, Najwa Binshatwan,…

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