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. […]

South African Literary Awards 2017 shortlists announced
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South African Literary Awards 2017 shortlists announced

The South African Literary Awards have announced the shortlists for the best work for 2017. Since its inception in 2005 the South African Literary Awards popularly known as the SALA has honoured 160 authors in 11 categories in all official South African languages. The award has been won by the most well-known writers in the […]

Ghana Writers Awards 2017 shortlist announced
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Ghana Writers Awards 2017 shortlist announced

  The shortlist for those in the running for the Ghana Writers Awards 2017 have been announced. Last year the first Ghana Writers Awards were hosted in Accra with the best in the writing in the West African nation feted. In that ceremony, Dr Michael Osei Agyapong won the Ananse Prize for Literature winner, Bawa […]

Terra Crioula, Portuguese Africa’s new literary magazine, seeks your submissions 
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Terra Crioula, Portuguese Africa’s new literary magazine, seeks your submissions 

A new literary magazine called Terra Crioula is seeking out flash fiction, poetry, and short stories from Portuguese speaking African writers. This blog has never been famous for its highlighting of Portuguese language fiction from the continent. We will cover what could be considered the usual suspects from the three or four countries that speak […]

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, […]

A snapshot of the South African Book Fair 2017
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A snapshot of the South African Book Fair 2017

The South African Book Fair 2017 was hosted in Johannesburg from September 8-10. The festival theme was #OURSTORIES. It was a lit few days as some of the best known authors and others in the literary scene converged on Johannesburg for the South African Book Fair 2017. The list of the people see and interact […]

The Ebedi Review 2017 seeks your submissions
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The Ebedi Review 2017 seeks your submissions

The editors of The Ebedi Review are seeking submissions for the third edition of the review. Ebedi Review is an in-house magazine of the Ebedi International Writers Residency, Iseyin Nigeria. It features articles on the residency and its environs from fellows of the Residency. In addition, it accepts and publishes short stories, photos and poems […]

Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 shortlists announced
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Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 shortlists announced

The poets and fiction writers in the running for the Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 prizes have been announced. The Nyanza Literary Festival, founded last year by New York based Kenyan writer Jakki Kerubo, was set up to elevate engagement in the arts in Nyanza Province, Kenya, through an annual literary contest and workshops. The festival […]

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 […]

Mulumba Ivan Matthias launches ‘The Honking’ and ‘Rumblings of a Tree’
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Mulumba Ivan Matthias launches ‘The Honking’ and ‘Rumblings of a Tree’

Ugandan writer Mulumba Ivan Matthias launched his two books The Honking and Rumblings of a Tree in Kampala, Uganda on August 10, 2017. Mulumba Ivan Matthias initially born in Masaka District in the Central Region of Uganda and now based in Kampala has the day job of valuation surveyor. In 2012, he produced Poetry In […]