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 […]

Kagumiire, Kakoma and Nabagereka kick off Uganda International Writers Conference 2017
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Kagumiire, Kakoma and Nabagereka kick off Uganda International Writers Conference 2017

Rosebell Kagumiire, Nyana Kakoma and Zaahida Nabagereka were the first panellists at the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017 in Kampala, Uganda. They were moderated by Elone Natumanya. The third edition of the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017 kicked off on March 6th at the Fairway Hotel in Kampala, Uganda. The conference was organised by our […]

Literary events across Africa for March 2017
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Literary events across Africa for March 2017

A list of literary events happening across Africa in March 2017. March 3rd, 2017. Friday. Event: An evening with Amara Nicole Okolo Venue: Goethe Lagos Time: 5pm Event: Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival 2017, Nairobi Leg Activities: – Role of Local Language Broadcasters: John Maloba and Nyambura Mutanyi in conversation with Richard Oduor – […]

20th Time of the Writer International Festival set for Durban, South Africa
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20th Time of the Writer International Festival set for Durban, South Africa

The 20th Time of the Writer International Festival set to take place in Durban, South Africa from 13 – 18 March 2017. The Festival theme is “The Past Paving the Future.” The Festival, hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within UKZN’s College of Humanities, will feature some of the South Africa’s most prolific […]

Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlist unveiled
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Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlist unveiled

The Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 shortlist was announced on February 28, 2017. The good people at Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 have announced those in the running for the ultimate prize in Rwandan writing. The shortlist of ten writers was chosen by judges Paula Akugizibwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Richard Ali, and Felwine Sarr. […]

Bakwa Short Story Competition 2017 winner announced
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Bakwa Short Story Competition 2017 winner announced

Bengono Essola Edouard. Photo/Nchanji Melvin Bengono Essola Edouard is the winner of the Bakwa Short Story Competition 2017. Bakwa magazine, the leading online literary and cultural magazine in English in Cameroon, which has been at the forefront of cross-cultural exchange, intends to celebrate emerging writers from Cameroon by giving them the opportunity to submit stories […]

A snapshot of the International Book Fair of Casablanca 2017
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A snapshot of the International Book Fair of Casablanca 2017

The 23rd edition of the International Edition and Book Fair Casablanca run from February 9-19, 2017. It was ten days of book celebration, creativity and culture. While Morocco is firmly in the African continent, it hasn’t been famous as being the friendliest to its neighbours. The country has attempted to join the European Union in […]

Scholastique Mukasonga makes Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2017 shortlist
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Scholastique Mukasonga makes Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2017 shortlist

Scholastique Mukasonga’s Cockroaches is the running for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2017. The book has been translated into English from the French by Jordan Stump. U.S. newspaper the Los Angeles Times has awarded a set of annual book prizes since 1980. They have given prizes in many categories including biography, current interest, fiction, […]

A snapshot of The Gambia’s Mboka Festival of Arts Culture and Sport 2017
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A snapshot of The Gambia’s Mboka Festival of Arts Culture and Sport 2017

The first Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport took place in The Gambia from 7 – 17 January 2017. The guest headliner for the literary arm of events in Bajul was author Ngugi wa Thiong’o. The festival was founded by three people including Kadija George a literary activist, project arts manager and teacher/trainer. Then […]