Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced
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Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced

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 major annual poetry prize of £3000, aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. Now in its fifth year, the Prize is sponsored by Brunel University London […]

Hargeysa International Book Fair’s Jama Musse Jama hosted in Nairobi
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Hargeysa International Book Fair’s Jama Musse Jama hosted in Nairobi

Hargeysa International Book Fair’s Jama Musse Jama was hosted for an evening of Somali Literature, Culture and Heritage in Nairobi at the British Institute of East Africa on February 7th, 2017. The evening organised by the Rift Valley Forum celebrated the fourth anniversary of the establishment of the Hargeysa Cultural Centre. Jama Musse Jama and […]

African literary festivals you can attend in 2017
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African literary festivals you can attend in 2017

Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2017. 2016 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners of the continent. Writers and readers met and interacted in many different venues in many types of environments. Some like Abantu Book Festival were new while the older ones like […]

Nadifa Mohamed to facilitate Iceland Writers Retreat 2017
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Nadifa Mohamed to facilitate Iceland Writers Retreat 2017

Nadifa Mohamed will facilitate the Iceland Writers Retreat 2017; one of her wards will be Kenyan writer Peter Ngila. So you’ve heard of the great writers from Iceland like Gunnar Gunnarsson, Bobby Fischer, Sjón, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, and Snorri Sturluson right? Nothing? Well you might not have heard of them but they are kinda famous in […]

Mogadishu Book Fair 2016 announces dates, new logo #‎MBF2016
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Mogadishu Book Fair 2016 announces dates, new logo #‎MBF2016

The Mogadishu Book Fair 2016 organisers have announced the dates for this year’s edition of their event. They have also announced a change in official name and hashtag. The first ever Mogadishu International Book Fair founded by Mohamed “Diini” Sheik-Ali Ahmed was hosted in the Somali capital last year from Aug 26-28 at the City […]

Tope Folarin makes Caine Prize 2016 shortlist (We need new Caines)
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Tope Folarin makes Caine Prize 2016 shortlist (We need new Caines)

Caine Prize winner 2013 Tope Folarin made the Caine Prize 2016 shortlist that was announced earlier today. The Caine Prize shortlist 2016 was announced today and those who are in the running for this prize are; Abdul Adan (Somalia/Kenya) for The Lifebloom Gift published in The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African […]

Hargeysa International Book Fair 2016: Ghana and Leadership
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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2016: Ghana and Leadership

The 9th Hargeysa International Book Fair is set to happen in Hargeysa, Somaliland from 23 to 28 July. The festival theme for this year is Leadership and the partner country is Ghana. The book fair will explore the theme of leadership, and its connection to art, culture, and creativity. Who are our leaders, past and present? […]

African literary festivals you can attend in 2016
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African literary festivals you can attend in 2016

What a year 2015 was where African literary festivals were concerned. A record number showcased some of the coolest people and their writing in various spaces around on this rock that we live on. It looks like it’s not letting up as there are very many events for this year. Here are some of the […]

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Nuruddin Farah to launch book at Kwani? Litfest 2016

The fifth edition of Kwani? Litfest, a gathering of writers, artists and thinkers from across Africa, takes place every two years happens in Nairobi, Kenya from 1st- 6th December 2015. This year’s festival with the theme, “Beyond the Map of English: Writers in conversation on Language” hosts readings, performances and discussions that explore issues of […]

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African Writers Trust (AWT) workshop participants announced

The African Writers Trust (AWT) has announced the writers who have qualified for the third Editorial and Publishing Training workshop take place in Kampala, Uganda This call out which I told folks about has come to its logical conclusion and the list of the writers from the horn of Africa heading to “KLA” is 12 […]