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 – […]

Writivism announces emerging writers to be molded for 2017 anthology
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Writivism announces emerging writers to be molded for 2017 anthology

Writivism has announced the 29 emerging writers who will take part in the 2017 mentoring programme. The writers come from ten African countries. Every year Writivism announces those who will be groomed to be the next generation of world beaters. In something that is starting to become a Writivism tradition, the mentors who would guide […]

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 […]

Shadreck Chikoti to headline Zambia’s Tilembe Literary Festival 2016
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Shadreck Chikoti to headline Zambia’s Tilembe Literary Festival 2016

Shadreck Chikoti will be the headline guest of the Tilembe Literary Festival the first in Zambia’s history. The literary festival has been making its march into the African continent and Zambia is the latest to answer the call. The country’s National Arts Council has initiated the Southern African country’s first literary festival called the Tilembe […]

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Namwali Serpell’s African invasion

Namwali Serpell became an instant celebrity in July this year when she was crowned Caine Prize winner. She also opted to shock and awe all involved when she decided that instead of going home with the 10,000 pound prize she shared out the prize money equally with fellow shortlisters. So why would many be willing […]