Caine Prize for African writing 2017 shortlist announced
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Caine Prize for African writing 2017 shortlist announced

The Caine Prize for African Writing 2017 shortlist announced today comprises Magogodi oaMphela Makhene, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Chikodili Emelumadu, Bushra al-Fadil, and Arinze Ifeakandu. The Caine Prize for African writing 2017 has announced its shortlist and it contains some names that we are familiar with as well as some we are not as familiar with. […]

Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin wins the Committed Book Prize of La Cène Littéraire 2017
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Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin wins the Committed Book Prize of La Cène Littéraire 2017

Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin is the winner of the Committed Book Prize of La Cène Littéraire 2017 for his novel Le messie du Darfour“, a French translation published in 2016 by Editions Zulma. The solemn ceremony of awarding the prize to the Sudanese novelist took place on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the La Cène Littéraire stand (N 1442), as […]

Abuja Writers Forum hosts Badmus, Johnson and Oroko  
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Abuja Writers Forum hosts Badmus, Johnson and Oroko  

The Abuja Writers Forum hosted Dul Johnson, Jide Badmus, and Austin Oroko for the April edition of the Guest Writer Session on April 29. The event was hosted at the Aso Hall, Nanet Suites, Cental Business District, Abuja. The Abuja Writers Forum was established to encourage the creative writing potentials of Nigerians and people of the […]

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Tunisia’s Golden Comar Prize 2017 announced

Tunisia’s Golden Comar Prize 2017 announced. The Golden Comar Prize was created in 1997 by the insurance company Assurances Comar (Tunisie) to support literary creation, and encourage Tunisian writers, especially novelists. The 21st edition of the Golden Comar Prize was held on April 22, 2017 in the Congress Palace of Tunis (Palais des congrès de […]

World Exclusive: The Johannesburg Review of Books debuts on May 1, 2017
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World Exclusive: The Johannesburg Review of Books debuts on May 1, 2017

The Johannesburg Review of Books, a new publication giving a view of world literature through African eyes, debuts on May 1, 2017. It’s been a good few days on the African literary scene right now with books galore emerging from exciting writers old and new, prizes awash, and literary festivals in the most obvious and […]

An evening of performances in honour of Camara Laye #WorldBookCapital
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An evening of performances in honour of Camara Laye #WorldBookCapital

There was an evening in honour of Guinea author Camara Laye at the Franco Guinea Cultural Centre on April 24, 2017. The evenings’ performances were presented by Senegal who were the featured country at the World Book Capital. Camara Laye was one of the most well know African writers of the 20th Century having produced […]

Guinee minister of culture Barry Siaka speech (French) #WorldBooKCapital2017
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Guinee minister of culture Barry Siaka speech (French) #WorldBooKCapital2017

Guinee minister of culture gave a rousing speech at the opening ceremony of the World Book Capital on April 23, 2017. Here is his speech in full. In French. Conakry Capitale Mondiale du Livre 2017 A l’instar tous les pays ayant accueilli ce prestigieux évènement « Capitale mondiale du livre », notre pays la Guinée, animé par […]

Legendary Guinee author Williams Sassine honoured with fancy play #WorldBookCapital2017
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Legendary Guinee author Williams Sassine honoured with fancy play #WorldBookCapital2017

Guinee writer Williams Sassine was honoured with a play in his honour at World Book Capital 2017 in Guinee Conakry. The performances was staged at the Franco Guinee Cultural Centre on April 23rd. William Sassine was a Guinee novelist who wrote of marginalised characters and had to flee into exile away from Sekou Toure when […]