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 […]

Miles Morland Foundation hosts African Writers in Uganda
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Miles Morland Foundation hosts African Writers in Uganda

The Miles Morland Foundation hosted some of the hottest writers on the continent for a Creative writer’s workshop in Uganda on July 8-15, 2017. The workshop was hosted by Giles Foden and Michela Wrong. The Miles Morland Foundation has been known for its support of many artistic initiatives on the continent backing literary festivals and […]

Babishai Haiku 2017 shortlist announced
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Babishai Haiku 2017 shortlist announced

The judges of the Babishai Haiku 2017 competition have announced the shortlist for this year’s competition. The Babishai Niwe Foundation started their Haiku competition in 2016 with Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire (Ghana), Chibuihe-Light Obi (Nigeria), and Kwaku Feni Adow (Ghana) sharing the grand prize. The second edition of the competition dubbed the Babishai Haiku 2017 competition […]

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 […]

Chimamanda Adichie wins Le Grand Prix De L’héroïne Madame Figaro 2017
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Chimamanda Adichie wins Le Grand Prix De L’héroïne Madame Figaro 2017

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of three winners of Le Grand Prix de l’héroïne Madame Figaro 2017. Le Grand Prix de l’héroïne Madame Figaro was established in 2006 by the French magazine Madame Figaro to celebrate heroines of French and foreign literature. Each year the […]

Chimamanda Adichie announces cancellation of Farafina Trust Workshop 2017
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Chimamanda Adichie announces cancellation of Farafina Trust Workshop 2017

The Farafina Trust Workshop 2017 will not be happening its founder Chimamanda Adichie has said in a statement. This happened after its main sponsor Nigerian Breweries abruptly withdrew its patronage. Farafina Trust is a non-profit organization established to promote reading, writing, a culture of social introspection and engagement with society through the literary arts. One […]