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 […]

Brunel African Poetry Prize 2017 now open for entries
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Brunel African Poetry Prize 2017 now open for entries

The Brunel African Poetry Prize 2017 is now open for entries. Original poems are welcome from all Africans. The Brunel African Poetry Prize is a major annual poetry prize of £3000 aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. Now in its fourth year, this year the Prize is sponsored by Brunel University and […]

Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga: Writivism and Babishai Niwe release statements
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Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga: Writivism and Babishai Niwe release statements

Writivism and Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation have released statements on the ongoing clusterfuck that is Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga. We are starting to finally get our minds around the mess that Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga left when he opted to build a poetry career with blatant theft of other poets work. Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp across the […]

Nyanza Literary Festival rescinds Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga’s Poetry Award
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Nyanza Literary Festival rescinds Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga’s Poetry Award

The Nyanza Literary Festival organisers have rescinded Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga’s Poetry Award. The Kenyan poetry community never knew what hit it as the story of Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga broke on the interwebs. The reactions have been many with many embarrassed that someone could plagiarise for so long without being busted. This applies to readers who […]

Breaking news: Kenyan poet Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga accused of plagiarism
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Breaking news: Kenyan poet Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga accused of plagiarism

A statement from The Missing Slate on Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga and his work has emerged and has the Kenyan poetry community abuzz. Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga: Writivism and Babishai Niwe release statements. Nyanza Literary Festival rescinds Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga’s Poetry Award. It was a big year for Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga the Kenyan poet who was nominated […]