Ndinda Kioko wins Wasafiri New Writing Prize fiction award 2017
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Ndinda Kioko wins Wasafiri New Writing Prize fiction award 2017

Ndinda Kioko is the winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize fiction award 2017. Also winning are Mehran Waheen in poetry and Julie Abrams-Humphries for Life Writing. Ndinda Kioko was awarded this prize at a ceremony at The People’s Palace in the Queen Mary University of London campus this evening for her story Some Freedom […]

Elshadai Tesfaye wins Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017
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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 Southern Sun, May Fair Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2017. In early September, the shortlist for the new Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All Stars was […]

South African Literary Awards 2017 shortlists announced
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South African Literary Awards 2017 shortlists announced

The South African Literary Awards have announced the shortlists for the best work for 2017. Since its inception in 2005 the South African Literary Awards popularly known as the SALA has honoured 160 authors in 11 categories in all official South African languages. The award has been won by the most well-known writers in the […]

Tunde Ososanya wins Ecuador- Nigeria Young Writers Short Story contest
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Tunde Ososanya wins Ecuador- Nigeria Young Writers Short Story contest

Tunde Ososanya is the winner of the Short Story Contest for young writers from Ecuador and Nigeria announced on October 3, 2017. Ososanya and other five shortlisted writers will be published in a bilingual publication (English and Spanish). The judges Professor Zaynab Alkali, Friday Ejilogo and George Bala were given blind copies of all the […]

Ghana Writers Awards 2017 shortlist announced
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Ghana Writers Awards 2017 shortlist announced

  The shortlist for those in the running for the Ghana Writers Awards 2017 have been announced. Last year the first Ghana Writers Awards were hosted in Accra with the best in the writing in the West African nation feted. In that ceremony, Dr Michael Osei Agyapong won the Ananse Prize for Literature winner, Bawa […]

Terra Crioula, Portuguese Africa’s new literary magazine, seeks your submissions 
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Terra Crioula, Portuguese Africa’s new literary magazine, seeks your submissions 

A new literary magazine called Terra Crioula is seeking out flash fiction, poetry, and short stories from Portuguese speaking African writers. This blog has never been famous for its highlighting of Portuguese language fiction from the continent. We will cover what could be considered the usual suspects from the three or four countries that speak […]

Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 winners announced
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Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 winners announced

The winners of the Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 were announced on September 30, 2017 as part of this year’s Nairobi International Book Fair. The Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature a brainchild of the Kenya Publishers Association, established in the early 1970’s, is open to Kenyan writers whose work is published […]

A Igoni Barrett to judge manuscript prize worth US$12,000
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A Igoni Barrett to judge manuscript prize worth US$12,000

Novelist A. Igoni Barrett will serve as the inaugural judge of the Graywolf Press Africa Prize. The prize is worth US$12,000 to the winner. Graywolf Press was founded by Scott Walker in Port Townsend, Washington, in 1974. Graywolf’s first publications were limited-edition chapbooks of poetry, which were printed on a letterpress and hand sewn by […]

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for Nairobi in September
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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for Nairobi in September

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for Nairobi in September Abubakar Adam Ibrahim will be doing readings at Goethe Institut’s Literary Crossroads and the Storymoja Festival in Nairobi in September 2017. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim. Readers of this blog must be tired that we keep writing about this writer but we can’t help ourselves. The man showed up in […]