Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 for November #lipfest2017
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Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 for November #lipfest2017

The Lagos International Poetry Festival 2017 is set to happen from November 1-5, 2017. The festival theme is “Bridges from Walls.” In 2015, a team of Lagosians led by founder Efe Paul Azino hosted the Lagos International Poetry Festival at Freedom Park the home of the arts in commercial hub of the West African country. […]

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 […]

Ikeogu Oke is NLNG Nigerian Prize for Literature 2017 winner
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Ikeogu Oke is NLNG Nigerian Prize for Literature 2017 winner

Poet Ikeogu Oke is the winner of the Nigerian Prize for Literature 2017, the richest in African literature worth US$100,000 for his book The Heresiad. The richest prize in African literature worth US$100,000 to its winner has announced the winner for this year’s edition after a longlist and a shortlist of Ogaga Ifowodo, Tanure Ojaide, […]

Lagos Book & Art Festival 2017 dedicated to Prof Niyi Osundare
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Lagos Book & Art Festival 2017 dedicated to Prof Niyi Osundare

The Lagos Book & Art Festival 2017 will be hosted from November 6-12 at Freedom Park, Lagos. The festival, popularly known as LABAF, with the theme “ERUPTIONS: Global FRACTURES & Collective Humanism,” is dedicated to Prof Niyi Osundare. LABAF now in its 19th year is a week-long cultural picnic including readings sessions, conversations around books, […]

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 […]

Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 shortlist announced
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Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 shortlist announced

Ogaga Ifowodo, Ikeogu Oke, and Tanure Ojaide are the three poets in the shortlist for the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017. The richest prize in African literature worth US$100,000 to its winner has announced those who are shortlisted for this year’s edition. The three poetry collections have been listed from the long list announced in […]

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency
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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency

The University of Iowa has announced the next group of participants in the 2017 edition of its legendary writing residency. The University of Iowa International Writing Program, which was born in 1967, allows writers from all over the world with time, in a setting congenial to their efforts, for the production of literary work. The […]

Munachim Amah and Charles King win Writivism 2017 writing prizes
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Munachim Amah and Charles King win Writivism 2017 writing prizes

Munachim Amah and Charles King are the winners of this year’s Writivism 2017 prizes for fiction and nonfiction. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Kampala, Uganda on August 19 as part of Writivism Festival 2017. The Writivism initiative has two prizes for writing. The fiction prize is called the Writivism Short Story Prize […]

Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 longlist announced
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Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 longlist announced

The longlist for the richest prize in African literature, the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017, has been announced today. The Nigerian Prize for Literature set up in 2004 annually rotates among four genres – Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Children’s literature. Previous winners of the prize are Gabriel Okara (co-winner, 2004, poetry) and Professor Ezenwa Ohaeto […]