Pushcart Prize 2016 nominations: Panashe Chigumadzi, Nneoma Ike-Njoku and Troy Onyango
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Pushcart Prize 2016 nominations: Panashe Chigumadzi, Nneoma Ike-Njoku and Troy Onyango

Panashe Chigumadzi, Nneoma Ike-Njoku and Troy Onyango are three of the six writers that Transition Magazine have nominated for the Pushcart Prize. The Pushcart Prize is an American literary prize published by Pushcart Press that honors the best “poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot” published in the small presses over the previous year.  The anthologies […]

Jalada Africa to feature Ngugi wa Thiong’o much translated story tomorrow
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Jalada Africa to feature Ngugi wa Thiong’o much translated story tomorrow

The Pan-African writers’ collective, Jalada Africa, will present an evening of readings, conversation, and performances based on a fable, Ituĩka Rĩa Mũrũngarũ: Kana Kĩrĩa Gĩtũmaga Andũ Mathiĩ Marũngiĩ (The Upright Revolution: Or Why Humans Walk Upright) by the eminent author and scholar Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong’o. The fable has been translated into 55 languages, making […]

Cosmos Book Club begins with Ng’ang’a Mbugua’s Angels of the Wild
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Cosmos Book Club begins with Ng’ang’a Mbugua’s Angels of the Wild

The Cosmos Book Club, the newest in town, kicked off with author Ng’ang’a Mbugua engaging on his award winning book Angels of the Wild. The event was moderated by book blogger James Murua. The Cosmos Coffee House at the Highwayy Mall (yes its Highwayy with two “y’s” in the name – there is no typo […]

Etisalat Flash fiction Award 2016 opens for voting
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Etisalat Flash fiction Award 2016 opens for voting

The Etisalat Flash fiction Award 2016 opened for voting on November 7th, 2016. Etisalat Prize for Literature is famous as its being the only Pan African one selecting the best debut novel from an African writer. The prize which is in its third year has been won by Noviolet Bulawayo (2014), Songeziwe Mahlangu (2015) and […]

South African Literary Awards 2016 winners announced
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South African Literary Awards 2016 winners announced

The winners of the 2016 South African Literary Awards 2016 also known as the SALAs were announced in Johannesburg, South Africa on 7th November 2016. The South African Literary Awards which are celebrating 11 years as an organisation announced those in the running for what is considered to be the most prestigious award ceremony going. […]

Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2016 shortlist announced
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Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2016 shortlist announced

The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2016 have announced the shortlist for this year’s prize. The prize is supported by ALAF Limited. The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature, founded in 2014 by Dr. Lizzy Attree (Caine Prize Director) and Dr. Mukoma Wa Ngugi (Cornell University) has the express goal of recognizing […]

Inaugural Ghana Writers Awards 2016 hosted in Accra
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Inaugural Ghana Writers Awards 2016 hosted in Accra

The first Ghana Writers Awards 2016 were hosted in Accra with prizes in prose and poetry going worthy winners. The theme of the event was “Preserving the Ghanaian Cultures Through Creative Writing: The role of Writers.” Ghana Writers Awards is a literary prize instituted by some young Ghanaian literary enthusiasts to celebrate and promote writers […]

Ba re e ne re Short Story anthology campaign meets crowd funding targets 
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Ba re e ne re Short Story anthology campaign meets crowd funding targets 

Ba re e ne re Short Story anthology campaign meets crowd funding targets. Ba re e ne re, an educational nonprofit based in Lesotho that promotes increased literacy, creative writing and artistic exchange as well hosts an annual literature festival in the Southern African nation. Ba re e ne re is the equivalent of “Once […]

Anthologies and literary prizes you can enter in November 2016
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Anthologies and literary prizes you can enter in November 2016

Anthologies and literary prizes you can enter in November 2016. From Zimbabwe to the rest of the continent we bring you opportunities for your writing career. They include; The 1980 Alliance seeks prose from Zimbabwe The 1980 Alliance is looking for writers for the second edition of its book project. The first edition, ‘Dream of […]

Cosmos Book Club debuts with Ng’ang’a Mbugua’s Angels of the Wild
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Cosmos Book Club debuts with Ng’ang’a Mbugua’s Angels of the Wild

Event: Cosmos Book Club features Ng’ang’a Mbugua’s Angels of the Wild Date: Saturday November 5th, 2016 Time: Saturday at 14:00–16:00 Venue: Cosmos Coffee House, Highwayy Mall, Mombasa Road (opposite Nyayo Stadium). The Cosmos Coffee House which was started a few months ago at the Highwayy Mall does some of the best food and drink in […]