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 […]

Adel Esmat Awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2016
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Adel Esmat Awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2016

Egyptian writer Adel Esmat was awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2016 for his novel Hikayât Yûsuf Tadrus (The Tales of Yusuf Tadrus). The presentation was made at a ceremony in the American University in Cairo’s Oriental Hall on the Tahrir Square Campus. The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature is a literary award for […]

Short Story Day Africa Prize 2016 shortlist announced
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Short Story Day Africa Prize 2016 shortlist announced

Short Story Day Africa is pleased to announce the shortlist for the R10 000 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction. The six shortlisted writers are Gratitude Fisher, Mirette Bahgat Eskaros, Blaize Kaye, Megan Ross, Stacy Hardy, and TJ Benson. This year, almost 450 entries were received for the Short Story Africa Prize. These […]

Six Africans make the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 longlist
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Six Africans make the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 longlist

Five Africans Mia Couto, Kamel Daoud, Yasmina Khadra, Chigozie Obioma, José Eduardo Agualusa, and Alaa Al Aswany made the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 longlist of 147. The Dublin International Literary Award is an international literary award awarded each year for a novel written in English or translated into English. It aims to promote excellence […]

Etisalat Prize for Literature 2016 longlist announced at Ake Festival 2016
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Etisalat Prize for Literature 2016 longlist announced at Ake Festival 2016

The Etisalat Prize for Literature 2016 longlist was announced at the opening ceremony of the Ake Festival 2016. The announcement was made by Elvis Ogiemwanye and chief judge Hellon Habila. The next generation of literary stars vying for the Etisalat Prize for Literature was announced as part of the opening ceremony of the Ake Book […]