Throwback Thursday: DR Congo’s Clémentine Faik Nzuji
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Throwback Thursday: DR Congo’s Clémentine Faik Nzuji

One our Throwback Thursday this week, we feature Clémentine Faik Nzuji, DR Congo’s first female writer. Clémentine Faik Nzuji, also known as Clémentine Faïk-Nzuji Madiya, is a Congolese poet and writer. She was born in Tshofa, Kabinda District in the Belgian Congo. She has been called “the first poet of real significance” among a group […]

Goretti Kyomuhendo features as Femrite author for March 2017
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Goretti Kyomuhendo features as Femrite author for March 2017

Goretti Kyomuhendo was the featured author at the monthly event that the Uganda Women Writers’ Association popularly known as Femrite hosted at its offices in Kampala on March 20th 2017. Femrite is the well-known brand but its formal name is the Uganda Women Writers’ Association. The association, which is in its twentieth year, was founded […]

Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing opens in Accra, Ghana
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Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing opens in Accra, Ghana

The Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing, at the African University College of Communications opened with a colourful ceremony in Accra, Ghana on March 16, 2017. Poet and writer Nii Ayikwei Parkes is the director of the new centre. The African University College of Communications (AUCC) founded by former Ghanaian minister Kojo Yankah is […]

Victor Ehikhamenor and Koleka Putuma thrill at Goethe Nairobi
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Victor Ehikhamenor and Koleka Putuma thrill at Goethe Nairobi

Victor Ehikhamenor and Koleka Putuma shared their brilliance at the Goethe Nairobi on March 16th, 2017. They were moderated by Daystar University don Dr Wandia Njoya. Artistic Encounters is a new project running out of Goethe Nairobi where artists of different genres meet and share their art. The project curated by Zukiswa Wanner will see […]

Scholastique Mukasonga is French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017 finalist
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Scholastique Mukasonga is French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017 finalist

Scholastique Mukasonga book Cockroaches is a finalist for French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017. It was translated from French into English by Jordan Stump and published by Archipelago Books. The French-American Foundation with the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, has awarded annual translation prizes for the best translation from French to English in fiction and […]

Raïssa Kamaliza wins Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016
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Raïssa Kamaliza wins Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016

Raïssa Kamaliza is the winner of the The Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 announced at a ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda on March 18, 2017. Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 announced the winner of the most prestigious prize in Rwandan writing at a colourful ceremony in the nation’s capital. This year’s winner Raïssa Kamaliza […]

Short Story Day Africa 2017 callout includes new theme unveiling
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Short Story Day Africa 2017 callout includes new theme unveiling

Short Story Day Africa 2017 has unveiled the theme for writers who wish to submit to the prize. The theme for the 2017 cycle is “ID.” Short Story Day Africa was established to celebrate the diversity of Africa’s voices and tell you who we really are; what we love; love to eat, read, write about. […]

Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced
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Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced

Ten poets have made the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced today. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize launched in 2012 is a major annual poetry prize of £3000, aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. Now in its fifth year, the Prize is sponsored by Brunel University London […]