Terra Crioula, Portuguese Africa’s new literary magazine, seeks your submissions 
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Terra Crioula, Portuguese Africa’s new literary magazine, seeks your submissions 

A new literary magazine called Terra Crioula is seeking out flash fiction, poetry, and short stories from Portuguese speaking African writers. This blog has never been famous for its highlighting of Portuguese language fiction from the continent. We will cover what could be considered the usual suspects from the three or four countries that speak […]

Ikeogu Oke is NLNG Nigerian Prize for Literature 2017 winner
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Ikeogu Oke is NLNG Nigerian Prize for Literature 2017 winner

Poet Ikeogu Oke is the winner of the Nigerian Prize for Literature 2017, the richest in African literature worth US$100,000 for his book The Heresiad. The richest prize in African literature worth US$100,000 to its winner has announced the winner for this year’s edition after a longlist and a shortlist of Ogaga Ifowodo, Tanure Ojaide, […]

Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 winners announced
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Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 winners announced

The winners of the Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 were announced on September 30, 2017 as part of this year’s Nairobi International Book Fair. The Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature a brainchild of the Kenya Publishers Association, established in the early 1970’s, is open to Kenyan writers whose work is published […]

Lagos Book & Art Festival 2017 dedicated to Prof Niyi Osundare
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Lagos Book & Art Festival 2017 dedicated to Prof Niyi Osundare

The Lagos Book & Art Festival 2017 will be hosted from November 6-12 at Freedom Park, Lagos. The festival, popularly known as LABAF, with the theme “ERUPTIONS: Global FRACTURES & Collective Humanism,” is dedicated to Prof Niyi Osundare. LABAF now in its 19th year is a week-long cultural picnic including readings sessions, conversations around books, […]

A Igoni Barrett to judge manuscript prize worth US$12,000
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A Igoni Barrett to judge manuscript prize worth US$12,000

Novelist A. Igoni Barrett will serve as the inaugural judge of the Graywolf Press Africa Prize. The prize is worth US$12,000 to the winner. Graywolf Press was founded by Scott Walker in Port Townsend, Washington, in 1974. Graywolf’s first publications were limited-edition chapbooks of poetry, which were printed on a letterpress and hand sewn by […]

Maktaba Awards 2017 set to celebrate Kenya’s top libraries
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Maktaba Awards 2017 set to celebrate Kenya’s top libraries

The best libraries in Kenya will be feted at the Maktaba Awards 2017 at a ceremony at the Kenya National Museum on Friday 22nd September 2017. For the last eight years, the Kenya Library Association, the Goethe Institut, the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation and the Ministry of Sports, Culture, and the Arts have been organising the […]

Storymoja Festival 2017 set for Nairobi
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Storymoja Festival 2017 set for Nairobi

An epic running of the Storymoja Festival 2017 is set for September 27 – October 1 in Nairobi, Kenya. The festival theme this year is “Black Peace.” The Storymoja Festival, founded by Storymoja Publishers in 2007, is one of the most important literary festivals on the African continent today. It was started with a small […]

Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 shortlists announced
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Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 shortlists announced

The shortlists for this year’s edition of the Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 have been announced. The Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature is a biennial literary award given by the Kenya Publishers’ Association starting in 1974. It is considered the most prestigious literary award in the east African […]

A snapshot of the Ghana International Book Fair 2017
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A snapshot of the Ghana International Book Fair 2017

The Ghana International Book Fair 2017 was hosted at the Accra International Conference Centre from August 24-27. The festival theme was “Books and Culture in the Digital Age.” The Ghana International Book Fair is a platform where both local and international book industry players come together to trade books and negotiate deals. The public gets […]