Kariuki wa Nyamu wins Babishai Haiku Prize 2017 in Kampala
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Kariuki wa Nyamu wins Babishai Haiku Prize 2017 in Kampala

Kenyan writer Kariuki wa Nyamu is the winner of the Babishai Haiku Prize 2017. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Kampala, Uganda on August 6, 2017. The second edition of Babishai Haiku 2017 prize kicked off earlier in the year with a call out for submissions. African poets who had not published a […]

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 […]

Nick Makoha poetry collection ‘Kingdom of Gravity’ launches in Kampala
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Nick Makoha poetry collection ‘Kingdom of Gravity’ launches in Kampala

Nick Makoha’s launched his poetry collection Kingdom of Gravity at the Ntinda Complex in Kampala, Uganda on July 13, 2017. His panel was moderated by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. Nick Makoha first came to the notice of this blogger when he won the Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2015. Makoha who fled Uganda, because of the […]

New poetry anthology seeks submissions from Burundi nationals
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New poetry anthology seeks submissions from Burundi nationals

A new anthology titles A Song for Burundi is seeking submissions from Burundians living in exile. Huza Press in collaboration with Africa Writes and Jalada Africa have announced a call for submissions for a poetry anthology from Burundians living in exile. Inspired by the creative force of the large Burundian population living in Rwanda, this […]

Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launches ‘Flame and Song’ in Kampala
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Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launches ‘Flame and Song’ in Kampala

Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launched her debut collection of prose and poetry Flame and Song at a well-attended event in Kampala, Uganda on Tuesday April 4, 2017. Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa was a child in Uganda in a period that has been indelibly seared into the minds of all Africans; during the murderous regime of Idi […]

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 […]

The Single Story Foundation launches two publications
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The Single Story Foundation launches two publications

The Single Story Foundation has launched two publications as well as appointed five new members to its board. The Single Story Foundation founded by Murewa Olubela is an organization that provides storytelling opportunities for Africans at home and in diaspora. The organisation gives you opportunities in literature as well as giving a screenwriting academy. The […]