Umutoni, Mbue, Shire, Gyasi, Okorafor make OkayAfrica’s 100 Women list.
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Umutoni, Mbue, Shire, Gyasi, Okorafor make OkayAfrica’s 100 Women list.

Nnedi Okorafor, Louise Umutoni, Imbolo Mbue, Warsan Shire, Yaa Gyasi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Okwiri Oduor made OkayAfrica’s 100 Women list. OkayAfrica is a popular website for Africans on the continent and in the diaspora dedicated to African culture, music and politics. The influential website compiled what it calls “OkayAfrica’s 100 Women;” an influential group […]

Dr Bibi Bakare-Yusuf gives keynote address at Uganda International Writers Conference 2017
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Dr Bibi Bakare-Yusuf gives keynote address at Uganda International Writers Conference 2017

Dr Bibi Bakare-Yusuf gave the keynote address at the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017 on March 6th in Kampala. Bibi the co-founder and publishing director at Cassava Republic Press was the keynote speaker at the Fairway Hotel in Kampala as she addressed publishing industry professionals. The topic of her address would be The Current State […]

Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa signed to Sooo Many Stories
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Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa signed to Sooo Many Stories

Cape Town based storyteller Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa has signed to Ugandan publisher Sooo Many Stories. She will be launching her memoir Flame and Song on April 4th, 2017 in Kampala. Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa comes from literary royalty. She is the daughter of legendary Ugandan poet, Henry Barlow, who is most famous for writing the iconic, […]

Lucilio Manjate wins inaugural Eduardo Costely-White Literature Prize
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Lucilio Manjate wins inaugural Eduardo Costely-White Literature Prize

Mozambican writer Lucílio Manjate has won the first edition of the Eduardo Costley-White literary prize with his work “Rabhia”, the Portuguese-American Development Foundation (FLAD) announced today. Our good friend JESSEMUSSE CACINDA reports from Maputo in Mozambique. The Lusophone – American Foundation for development, FLAD AFRICA, started a new literary prize to promote the new African […]

South Africa Children’s Book Fair 2017 set to rock Jozi
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South Africa Children’s Book Fair 2017 set to rock Jozi

The South Africa Children’s Book Fair 2017 is set to happen at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg in Johannesburg from June 15-18, 2017. Some of the guests to feature include Philani Dladla, Nosipho Shabalala, Azrah Osman, Dr Gcina Mhlophe, James Murua and Cath Alexander. In 2009, A Book for Every Child Foundation with Vuyokazi Biyana […]

Richard Ali’s view of the Jalada Mobile Festival 2017 in Kampala
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Richard Ali’s view of the Jalada Mobile Festival 2017 in Kampala

The Jalada Mobile Festival has been visiting cities around East Africa bringing its unique view of the African literary scene on its festival bus. RICHARD ALI who is travelling with the caravan gives us his view from Kampala, Uganda. The Jalada Mobile Festival (hashtag #JaladaFestival) is now in Kampala with the festival bus arriving at […]

Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor to feature at Nigerian World Speech Day celebrations
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Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor to feature at Nigerian World Speech Day celebrations

Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor is a speaker at Nigerian World Speech Day celebrations. Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor isn’t a new names to the readers of this blog. The Nigerian electrical engineer came to our attention when he was longlisted for last year’s Short Story Day Africa cycle that was eventually won by Sibongile Fischer. He was also […]

Images and videos from the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017
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Images and videos from the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017

Here are images and videos from the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017. The Uganda International Writers Conference 2017 was hosted at the Fairway Hotel from March 6-8, 2017. The events in the East African capital saw writers, publishers and other interested parties take part in discussions about the business of publishing in Africa. Some of […]

Yewande Omotoso, Ayobami Adebayo make Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 longlist
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Yewande Omotoso, Ayobami Adebayo make Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 longlist

Yewande Omotoso and Ayobami Adebayo are on the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 longlist that has been announced on the International Day for Women. The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction has announced the longlist of what is considered the leading prize aimed at celebrating women fiction writers with the winning author receiving £30,000 in […]

Kemigisha, Asinde, Prof Erapu, Umutoni talk about the current state of African publishing
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Kemigisha, Asinde, Prof Erapu, Umutoni talk about the current state of African publishing

  Precious Kemigisha, Regina Asinde, Prof Laban Erapu, Louise Umutoni talked about the current state of African publishing at the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017. They would also be moderated by Elone Natumanya. The panel begun with what is starting to be a thing at this space as the moderator asked the panellists to introduce […]