Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo win University of Johannesburg Prize 2017
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Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo win University of Johannesburg Prize 2017

Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo are the University of Johannesburg Prize 2017 winners. 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, a main prize and a debut prize, given annually for “the best original creative work in English […]

Zakes Mda to headline South Africa Book Fair 2017 in September
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Zakes Mda to headline South Africa Book Fair 2017 in September

The headline act for the South African Book Fair 2017 set to happen from September 8-10 is legendary author Zakes Mda. The festival theme is the “Writing Revolution.” The South African Book Fair 2017 will be happening at Museum Africa in Johannesburg. The South African Book Fair, now owned by the South African Book Development […]

The Writivism prizes for fiction and nonfiction for 2017 announced
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The Writivism prizes for fiction and nonfiction for 2017 announced

The shortlists for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 and the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction 2017 have been announced today. A large part of the African writing community was today distracted by the beginning of the new season of The Game of Thrones. With many eyes elsewhere, our friends from Writivism decided that […]

Zakes Mda and Greg Marinovich win Sunday Times Literary Awards 2017
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Zakes Mda and Greg Marinovich win Sunday Times Literary Awards 2017

Zakes Mda and Greg Marinovich are the winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2017. The Sunday Times Literary Awards are composed of two awards, fiction and non-fiction, given by the South African newspaper The Sunday Times worth R100,000 to the winners. The awards are the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize (formerly Sunday Times Fiction Prize […]

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 […]