African Writers Trust workshop 2018

African Writers Trust workshop hosted in Kampala, Uganda.

The African Writers Trust hosted a mentoring and training workshop moderated by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey alongside Demere Kitunga and Catherine Mark. The workshop was hosted…

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Morland Scholarship judges Muthoni Garland, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, and Femi Terry

Morland Writing Scholarships 2018 shortlist announced.

The Morland Writing Scholarships 2018 shortlist has been announced today with twenty writers from ten African countries in the running. The Morland Writing Scholarship is…

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The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! 2018 longlist announced.

The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! 2018 longlist announced.

The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! 2018 longlist was announced on October 25, 2018. The Short Story is Dead, Long Live…

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Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 shortlist.

CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 shortlist announced.

The CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 shortlist was announced on August 2, 2018. The five in the running for the prize…

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Babishai Poetry Award.

Babishai Poetry Award 2018 longlist announced.

The Babishai Poetry Award 2018 longlist was announced on July 5th by judges Prof Remi Raj, Rehema Nanfuka, and Alfred Msadala. The longlist of 35,…

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Akwaeke Emezi, Nafkote Tamirat make Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize 2018 longlist.

Akwaeke Emezi, Nafkote Tamirat make Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize 2018 longlist.

Akwaeke Emezi and Nafkote Tamirat are on the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize 2018 longlist that was announced on June 14. The Center for…

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Short Story Day Africa 2018 shortlist

Short Story Day Africa 2017 shortlist announced.

The Short Story Day Africa 2018 shortlist has been announced and features Agazit Abate, Michael Agugom, Michelle Angwenyi, Innocent Chizaram Ilo, Cherrie Kandie, Farai Mudzingwa,…

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Momtaza Mehri, Theresa Lola, and Hiwot Adilow

Momtaza Mehri, Theresa Lola, Hiwot Adilow are Brunel African Poetry Prize 2018 winners.

Momtaza Mehri, Theresa Lola, and Hiwot Adilow are the joint Brunel African Poetry Prize 2018 winners. The three share the 3,000 UK pounds prize money.…

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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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Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature

Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 open for submissions

Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2018 is now open for submissions from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania. The Burt Award for African Young…

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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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Elshadai Tesfaye

Elshadai Tesfaye wins Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017

Elshadai Tesfaye is the winner of the Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017. The announcement was made at a ceremony at the…

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Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2017 All Stars Clockwise from top left: Nahida Esmail, William E. Mkufya, Ruby Yayra Goka, Elizabeth-Irene Baitie. Centre: Elshadai Tesfaye

Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2017 All Stars unveiled

The shortlist for the Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature 2017 All Stars has been unveiled. The Burt Award was started in Tanzania in…

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