African literary festivals you can attend in 2017
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African literary festivals you can attend in 2017

Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2017. 2016 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners of the continent. Writers and readers met and interacted in many different venues in many types of environments. Some like Abantu Book Festival were new while the older ones like […]

Jalada Africa announces Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival 2017
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Jalada Africa announces Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival 2017

Jalada Africa, a Pan-African collective, is pleased to announce the inaugural Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival 2017. The festival will happen in 12 towns from 3-31st March 2017. Jalada Africa was formed in 2013 by writers from Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Uganda and South Africa, and currently comprises of writers and artists, of African origin, […]

Lesego Rampolokeng, Zukiswa Wanner feature at Sol Plaatje University Summer School
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Lesego Rampolokeng, Zukiswa Wanner feature at Sol Plaatje University Summer School

Lesego Rampolokeng, Zukiswa Wanner, and Moagi Modise were the featured guest lecturers at Sol Plaatje Summer Writing School that happened from January 9 – 13, 2017. Sol Plaatje, pronounced Sol Plackie, was a South African intellectual, journalist, linguist, politician, translator and writer. He was a founder member and first General Secretary of the South African […]

Six Africans make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017
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Six Africans make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017 have announced their longlist for this year’s best book in Arab writing this year and six Africans made the cut. They are Yassin Adnan, Najwa Binshatwan, Amir Tag Elsir, Abdul-Kareem Jouaity, Mohammed Abdel Nabi, and Youssef Rakha. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) has today, Monday 16 […]

Storymoja Festival 2017 returns to Nairobi on 10 year anniversary
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Storymoja Festival 2017 returns to Nairobi on 10 year anniversary

The Storymoja Festival 2017 returns to its ancestral home in Nairobi after a safari to Accra in 2016 as it celebrates a decade. The organisers have announced the new dates of one of East Africa’s most famous literary festivals; September 27 – October 1, 2017. It’s been a decade already folks. It was at the […]

Goethe-Institut in collaboration with Saraba Magazine and Bakwa Magazine
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Goethe-Institut in collaboration with Saraba Magazine and Bakwa Magazine

The Goethe Institut in Lagos and Yaounde in collaboration with Saraba Magazine and Bakwa Magazine invites applications for participation in a mentored series of exchanges and workshops on creative non-fiction. Though Cameroon and Nigeria are neighbors and share a lot of similar cultural values, this potential has not been exploited for the collaborative knowledge and […]

African writers threaten City of Durban with lawsuit
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African writers threaten City of Durban with lawsuit

Professionals in the literary industry are up in arms against the City of Durban for lack of payment for the ARTiculate Africa festival 2017. The group of mainly aggrieved writers come from all off the continent. In November 2016, the ARTiculate Africa literary festival was hosted in Durban, South Africa as part of the Essence […]

Anietie Isong new novel “Radio Sunrise” out in the market
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Anietie Isong new novel “Radio Sunrise” out in the market

Award-winning Nigerian-British writer Anietie Isong has published a new novel that explores Nigeria’s “brown envelope journalism’’ – the practice of accepting cash from news sources. The novel, Radio Sunrise is published in January 2017 by London-based independent press, Jacaranda Books. Anietie Isong has won several writing prizes including the Commonwealth Short Story Award, the inaugural Olaudah Equiano Prize […]

Novuyo Tshuma, Percy Zvomuya and Kiprop Kimutai make Artists In Residency shortlist
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Novuyo Tshuma, Percy Zvomuya and Kiprop Kimutai make Artists In Residency shortlist

The Africa Centre announced its nominees for several residencies for many African artists for the Artists In Residency program. In literature, they have nominated Zimbabweans Novuyo Tshuma, Percy Zvomuya and Joyce Jenje Makwenda as well as Egyptian Amira Hanafi, Kenyan Kiprop Kimutai and South African Zinaid Meeran. The Africa Centre is an organisation whose core […]