Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo win University of Johannesburg Prize 2017
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Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo win University of Johannesburg Prize 2017

Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo are the University of Johannesburg Prize 2017 winners. The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English, also known as the UJ Prize, was instituted in 2006. It comprises two prizes, a main prize and a debut prize, given annually for “the best original creative work in English […]

Controversy ensues as Writivism celebrates fifth year in Gulu, Uganda
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Controversy ensues as Writivism celebrates fifth year in Gulu, Uganda

Writivism which is celebrating five years hosted a reading in Gulu, Uganda after a workshop featuring young writers from Northern Uganda. The events in Gulu didn’t go down well with one of Okot P’Bitek’s daughter’s. Writivism has built its name as one of the most important literary initiatives in the East African region in the […]

British literary journal Panorama picks Troy Onyango as fiction editor
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British literary journal Panorama picks Troy Onyango as fiction editor

British literary journal Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel has picked Troy Onyango to be the fiction editor for its Voices of East Africa edition. Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel is a British literary journal, with a modern focus on travel literature, art, and photography. The journal which is relatively new in the journal […]

Wangari the Storyteller features at Kenya National Library Kids Book Club
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Wangari the Storyteller features at Kenya National Library Kids Book Club

Wangari the Storyteller was the featured performer at Kenya National Library Kids Book Club on July 15, 2017. The Kenya National Library Service is a body of the Government of Kenya established to develop, promote, establish and equip libraries in the East African nation. One of the most iconic of the libraries on its books […]

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 […]

Zakes Mda and Greg Marinovich win Sunday Times Literary Awards 2017
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Zakes Mda and Greg Marinovich win Sunday Times Literary Awards 2017

Zakes Mda and Greg Marinovich are the winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2017. The Sunday Times Literary Awards are composed of two awards, fiction and non-fiction, given by the South African newspaper The Sunday Times worth R100,000 to the winners. The awards are the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize (formerly Sunday Times Fiction Prize […]

Jennifer Makumbi Nansubuga, Okwiri Oduor feature at Goethe Nairobi’s Literary Crossroads
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Jennifer Makumbi Nansubuga, Okwiri Oduor feature at Goethe Nairobi’s Literary Crossroads

Jennifer Makumbi Nansubuga and Okwiri Odour were the featured guests at Literary Crossroads hosted at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi on June 29, 2017. Literary Crossroads is a series that brings together African writers on the continent and from the diaspora to discuss contemporary trends and themes in literature. Writers from outside Kenya are paired […]