Anni Domingo and Rutendo Chabikwa are the winners of the Myriad Manuscript Prize 2018. The prize is a first drafts competition for unpublished writers. UK…View More Anni Domingo, Rutendo Chabikwa win Myriad Manuscript Prize 2018.
Novelist, short story writer and academic Pede Hollist and actor Hana Kefela kicked off Goethe-Institut Kenya’s Artistic Encounters 2018 on Friday May 11. The event…View More Pede Hollist, Hana Kefela kick off Goethe’s Artistic Encounters 2018.
Writer Pede Hollist and actor Hana Kefela are the first to feature at the Goethe-Institut Kenya’s Artistic Encounters 2018. They will be performing at the…View More Pede Hollist, Hana Kefela to kick off Goethe Nairobi’s Artistic Encounters 2018.
Aminatta Forna’s newest novel Happiness will hit US stores in March in the USA from Atlantic Monthly Press and in April in the UK from…View More Aminatta Forna new novel “Happiness” out in March
The Yulisa Amadu Maddy Award in creative writing was launched by founder Nadia Maddy at the Mboka Festival 2018 on January 15, 2018. Yulisa Pat…View More Yulisa Amadu Maddy Award in Creative Writing launched
Ten poets have made the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced today. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize launched in 2012 is a…View More Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced
It seems like it’s all going down in the African literature calendar in September. Apart from the Open Books and the Storymojas, there are many…View More Third African Women Writers Symposium for Johannesburg
Short Story Day Africa has announced the longlist of this year’s anthology. The stories from writers from across the continent explored the theme “Water” in…View More Short Story Day Africa 2015 longlist announced
The Neustadt International Prize for Literature is a $50,000 biennial prize funded by a generous endowment from the Neustadt family of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Dallas.…View More Aminatta Forna makes Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2016
The Caine Prize workshop gives aspiring writers two weeks to create and finish a story under the guidance of experiences writers and occurs in a…View More Images from the Caine Prize Workshop 2015 in Ghana
The Caine Prize workshop is one of those events that come along once a year. In these workshops which have been happening since 2003, writers…View More Twelve writers for Caine Prize workshop 2015 in Ghana
The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is an international literary award for a work of fiction, jointly sponsored by the city of Dublin, Ireland and…View More Noviolet, Chimamanda and Aminatta for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
A few months ago I mentioned that Sierra Leone writer Aminatta Forna was one of the recipients of this years Windham Campbell Prize. The prize…View More Aminatta Forna receives her prize at Windham Campbell Festival
Sierra Leone writer Aminatta Forna is quite well known to many for her books which include a memoir, The Devil that Danced on the Water…View More Aminatta Forna inspires South Sudan political prisoners
Sierra Leone writer Aminatta Forna is one of the eight winners of the 2014 edition of the Windham Campbell Prize. Donald Windham and Sandy M.…View More Aminatta Forna is Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction 2014 recipient