LONG READ: Zainab Suleiman Okino on the challenges of publishing in Northern Nigeria
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LONG READ: Zainab Suleiman Okino on the challenges of publishing in Northern Nigeria

Zainab Suleiman Okino the Editor-In-Chief of Blueprint Newspapers made a presentation to members of Abuja Writers’ Forum on Saturday, the 28th of October, 2017. We have reproduced the whole presentation courtesy of our friends at the Abuja Writers’ Forum. SOCIAL MEDIA INCURSION AND THE CHALLENGES OF PUBLISHING IN NORTHERN NIGERIA By Zainab Suleiman Okino, Editor-In-Chief, […]

Lauri Kubuitsile wins big at Sharjah International Book Fair 2017
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Lauri Kubuitsile wins big at Sharjah International Book Fair 2017

The Scattering by Botswana author Lauri Kubuitsile has won the prize for best international fiction at this year’s Sharjah International Book Fair 2017, the world’s third largest book fair, in the United Arab Emirates. The news was announced and the prize accepted by the author’s daughter at an opening ceremony in Sharjah on 1 November. […]

Literature features at Gambia’s Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture, and Sports 2018
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Literature features at Gambia’s Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture, and Sports 2018

There will be an International Book and Art Fair as part of the Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport hosted in Bajul, Gambia from 6-20 January 2018. Mboka which means ‘One Family’ in Wolof. The Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport festival was founded by three people including Kadija George a literary activist, […]

Abantu Book Festival 2017 unveils its artist line up
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Abantu Book Festival 2017 unveils its artist line up

The Abantu Book Festival which is following on from its amazing debut year has announced the line-up for its second edition, which takes place on 7-10 December 2017. The Abantu Book Festival hit the South African literary scene with a bang when it ran from December 06 – 10, 2016 in Soweto, Johannesburg. The festival […]

Angela Makholwa, Patricia Kihoro headline Goethe Nairobi’s Artistic Encounters
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Angela Makholwa, Patricia Kihoro headline Goethe Nairobi’s Artistic Encounters

South African author Angela Makholwa is set to co-feature at the final Goethe-Institut Nairobi’s Artistic Encounters on November 9th, 2017 with singer and actress Patricia Kihoro. The Artist Encounters is a project run by Goethe-Institut Nairobi curated by Zukiswa Wanner. The project involves artists of different genres having their arts communicating. There have been three […]

“The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” announces shortlist
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“The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” announces shortlist

The shortlist for “The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” competition has been announced. The Short Story is Dead, Long Live The Short Story! is a competition set up by South African based Black Letter Media which involves a short story call out and prize followed by an anthology. The first edition […]

Ndinda Kioko wins Wasafiri New Writing Prize fiction award 2017
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Ndinda Kioko wins Wasafiri New Writing Prize fiction award 2017

Ndinda Kioko is the winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize fiction award 2017. Also winning are Mehran Waheen in poetry and Julie Abrams-Humphries for Life Writing. Ndinda Kioko was awarded this prize at a ceremony at The People’s Palace in the Queen Mary University of London campus this evening for her story Some Freedom […]

The Single Story Foundation journal now available online
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The Single Story Foundation journal now available online

The editors of TSSF Journal are excited to announce the launch of its inaugural issue. Our journal is an online journal. You can read individual published pieces on our newly designed website: http://journal.singlestory.org.  And, you can also read and download the entire journal too at http://journal.singlestory.org/issues/. You can download it at the following address. “The TSSF Journal […]