José Eduardo Agualusa wins Dublin International Literary Award 2017
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José Eduardo Agualusa wins Dublin International Literary Award 2017

Angolan author José Eduardo Agualusa is the winner of the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 for his novel A General Theory of Oblivion. The Dublin International Literary Award, worth €100,000 to the winner, is the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English. The award sponsored by Dublin […]

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 […]

Akwaeke Emezi is Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 Africa region winner
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Akwaeke Emezi is Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 Africa region winner

Akwaeke Emezi is the African regional winner for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 for her story Who Is Like God. She joins other winners across all the five commonwealth regions who incidentally are all women. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize which was born in 2012 is awarded annually for the best piece of unpublished […]

Brittle Paper to release Holy Sex: Nigeria Church erotica
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Brittle Paper to release Holy Sex: Nigeria Church erotica

Brittle Paper, one of Africa’s leading literary platforms, has announced that it will be releasing Holy Sex: A Nigerian Church Erotica by Obinna Udenwe. Last year Sooo Many Stories, one of continents better literary spaces in the continent with a focus on Uganda, made a strategic move as they opted to become a publishing house […]

Black Letter Media seeks your short stories
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Black Letter Media seeks your short stories

Duduzile Zamantungwa MabasoSouth African based publisher Black Letter Media wants to read and publish your short stories in the third edition of their anthology The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Black Letter Media is a full service print and digital publishing and bookselling company Founded by Duduzile Zamantungwa Mabaso in 2011. […]

Anietie Isong new novel “Radio Sunrise” out in the market
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Anietie Isong new novel “Radio Sunrise” out in the market

Award-winning Nigerian-British writer Anietie Isong has published a new novel that explores Nigeria’s “brown envelope journalism’’ – the practice of accepting cash from news sources. The novel, Radio Sunrise is published in January 2017 by London-based independent press, Jacaranda Books. Anietie Isong has won several writing prizes including the Commonwealth Short Story Award, the inaugural Olaudah Equiano Prize […]

Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize 2016 winners announced
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Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize 2016 winners announced

The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2016 Supported by ALAF Limited winners have been announced. They are Idrissa Haji Abdalla and Hussein Wamaywa for prose and Ahmed Hussein Ahmed for poetry. The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature was founded in 2014 by Dr. Lizzy Attree (Caine Prize Director) and Dr. Mukoma […]