Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction 2017 longlist announced
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Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction 2017 longlist announced

The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction 2017 longlist has been announced. Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction was born last year as a prize for creative nonfiction based in Ghana. The prize named after one of Ghana’s finest citizens and worth US$500 was won by Accra, Ghana based yoga instructor […]

Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 longlist announced
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Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 longlist announced

Twenty African writers have made the cut for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 longlist announced earlier today. The Writivism Short Story Prize celebrates writers from the African continent of prose from the last year. The prize which was born on the back of the Writivism initiative in 2012 would give winners US$500 and more […]

Madondo, Omotoso, Mohlele make University of Johannesburg Prize 2017
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Madondo, Omotoso, Mohlele make University of Johannesburg Prize 2017

The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English has announced their shortlist for the year. The list includes names like Bongani Madondo, Yewande Omotoso, and Nthikeng Mohlele. The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English, also known as the UJ Prize, was instituted in 2006. It comprises two prizes, […]

Black Letter Media announces judges for short story competition
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Black Letter Media announces judges for short story competition

Black Letter Media have announced the judges for their The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! competition. They are Kgauhelo Dube, Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire and Sabata-mpho Mokae. In April, we prompted aspiring writers about the The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! competition. This competition was started last year […]

Short Story Day Africa, Goethe Institut announce ID Flow Workshop Participants
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Short Story Day Africa, Goethe Institut announce ID Flow Workshop Participants

Short Story Day, Goethe Institut have announced participants to take part in ID Flow Workshop across the continent. The workshops will be facilitated by Efemia Chela, Rachel Zadok, Agazit Guramayle, Anne Moraa, Dzekashu MacViban, Sharon Kasanda. In April 2017, Short Story Day Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut invited submissions from writers who would attend […]

Caine Prize for African writing 2017 shortlist announced
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Caine Prize for African writing 2017 shortlist announced

The Caine Prize for African Writing 2017 shortlist announced today comprises Magogodi oaMphela Makhene, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Chikodili Emelumadu, Bushra al-Fadil, and Arinze Ifeakandu. The Caine Prize for African writing 2017 has announced its shortlist and it contains some names that we are familiar with as well as some we are not as familiar with. […]

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 […]