World Exclusive: The Johannesburg Review of Books debuts on May 1, 2017
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World Exclusive: The Johannesburg Review of Books debuts on May 1, 2017

The Johannesburg Review of Books, a new publication giving a view of world literature through African eyes, debuts on May 1, 2017. It’s been a good few days on the African literary scene right now with books galore emerging from exciting writers old and new, prizes awash, and literary festivals in the most obvious and […]

Abantu Book Festival 2017 makes appeal, the people respond favourably
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Abantu Book Festival 2017 makes appeal, the people respond favourably

The second Abantu Book Festival started their fundraising for this year’s edition with a call to the readers. It has gone down a charm. The Abantu Book Festival happened in Soweto, South Africa last December and received rave reviews for all who made it to the two venues of the Eyethu Lifestyle Centre and the […]

Emezi, Njoku and Awerbuck make Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 shortlist
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Emezi, Njoku and Awerbuck make Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 shortlist

Akwaeke Emezi, Kelechi Njoku and Diane Awerbuck are on the shortlist for Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 announced on April 4, 2017. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize which was born in 2012 is awarded annually for the best piece of unpublished short fiction and open to Commonwealth citizens aged 18 and over. Prizes are awarded […]

African Speculative Fiction Society announces Nommo Awards 2017 contenders
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African Speculative Fiction Society announces Nommo Awards 2017 contenders

The African Speculative Fiction Society announced the contenders for the Nommo Awards 2017 on April 4, 2017. The writers announced are shortlisted for Best Novel, Best Novella, Best Short Story, and Best Graphic Novel, chosen from eligible works published in 2015 or 2016. The African Speculative Fiction Society, a new community of writers, editors, publishers […]

Victor Ehikhamenor and Koleka Putuma thrill at Goethe Nairobi
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Victor Ehikhamenor and Koleka Putuma thrill at Goethe Nairobi

Victor Ehikhamenor and Koleka Putuma shared their brilliance at the Goethe Nairobi on March 16th, 2017. They were moderated by Daystar University don Dr Wandia Njoya. Artistic Encounters is a new project running out of Goethe Nairobi where artists of different genres meet and share their art. The project curated by Zukiswa Wanner will see […]

South Africa Children’s Book Fair 2017 set to rock Jozi
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South Africa Children’s Book Fair 2017 set to rock Jozi

The South Africa Children’s Book Fair 2017 is set to happen at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg in Johannesburg from June 15-18, 2017. Some of the guests to feature include Philani Dladla, Nosipho Shabalala, Azrah Osman, Dr Gcina Mhlophe, James Murua and Cath Alexander. In 2009, A Book for Every Child Foundation with Vuyokazi Biyana […]

Literary events across Africa for March 2017
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Literary events across Africa for March 2017

A list of literary events happening across Africa in March 2017. March 3rd, 2017. Friday. Event: An evening with Amara Nicole Okolo Venue: Goethe Lagos Time: 5pm Event: Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival 2017, Nairobi Leg Activities: – Role of Local Language Broadcasters: John Maloba and Nyambura Mutanyi in conversation with Richard Oduor – […]