Rehana Rossouw and Fiston Mwanza Mujila for Literary Crossroads Johannesburg
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Rehana Rossouw and Fiston Mwanza Mujila for Literary Crossroads Johannesburg

Rehana Rossouw and Fiston Mwanza Mujila for Literary Crossroads on Tuesday 5 September, 7pm Goethe-Institut Johannesburg. The two will be moderated by University of Johannesburg’s Danyela Demir. Literary Crossroads is a series of talks where South African writers meet colleagues from all over the continent and from the African diaspora to discuss trends, topics and […]

Zimbabwe’s Gweru International Book Festival 2017 for September
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Zimbabwe’s Gweru International Book Festival 2017 for September

The Gweru International Book Festival 2017 is set for September 14-16, 2017. The theme for this year’s edition is, “Igniting the Power of Ideas whose Time has Come.” Gweru is the third largest city in Zimbabwe and is the administrative capital of the Midlands Province, one of ten provinces of the Southern African country. This […]

Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 shortlists announced
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Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 shortlists announced

The poets and fiction writers in the running for the Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 prizes have been announced. The Nyanza Literary Festival, founded last year by New York based Kenyan writer Jakki Kerubo, was set up to elevate engagement in the arts in Nyanza Province, Kenya, through an annual literary contest and workshops. The festival […]

Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 shortlist announced
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Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 shortlist announced

Ogaga Ifowodo, Ikeogu Oke, and Tanure Ojaide are the three poets in the shortlist for the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017. The richest prize in African literature worth US$100,000 to its winner has announced those who are shortlisted for this year’s edition. The three poetry collections have been listed from the long list announced in […]

Inaugural Brittle Paper Literary Awards nominees unveiled
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Inaugural Brittle Paper Literary Awards nominees unveiled

Leading literary blog Brittlepaper.com has unveiled its inaugural Brittle Paper Literary Awards. Brittlepaper.com is one of the most influential spaces in the African literature scene. Started in August 1, 2010, the blog gives a snapshot of the scene with interviews, essays, fiction and poetry from some of the best writing established and upcoming on the […]

Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 open for entry on September 1
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Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 open for entry on September 1

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 is open for your entries starting from September 1. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize born in 2012 is one of the more sought after prizes in African and world literature at the moment. This is because writers from 50 countries from five commonwealth regions of Africa, Asia, America, Canada […]

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency
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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency

The University of Iowa has announced the next group of participants in the 2017 edition of its legendary writing residency. The University of Iowa International Writing Program, which was born in 1967, allows writers from all over the world with time, in a setting congenial to their efforts, for the production of literary work. The […]

Mulumba Ivan Matthias launches ‘The Honking’ and ‘Rumblings of a Tree’
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Mulumba Ivan Matthias launches ‘The Honking’ and ‘Rumblings of a Tree’

Ugandan writer Mulumba Ivan Matthias launched his two books The Honking and Rumblings of a Tree in Kampala, Uganda on August 10, 2017. Mulumba Ivan Matthias initially born in Masaka District in the Central Region of Uganda and now based in Kampala has the day job of valuation surveyor. In 2012, he produced Poetry In […]