A chat with Kenya Publishers Association Chairman David Waweru
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A chat with Kenya Publishers Association Chairman David Waweru

David Waweru is the Chairman of the Kenya Publishers Association in his term that runs from 2015-2017. The association was established in 1972 to encourage the widest possible spread of printed books throughout Kenya and beyond, to promote and protect the interests of the publishing industry in Kenya. We spoke with David over coffee at […]

Cosmos Book Club features Zukiswa Wanner’s London Cape Town Joburg
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Cosmos Book Club features Zukiswa Wanner’s London Cape Town Joburg

Event: Cosmos Book Club features Zukiswa Wanner’s London Cape Town Joburg Date: Saturday December 3rd, 2016 Time:  14:00–16:00hrs. 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 the Mombasa Road area. The […]

Morland Writing Scholarship 2016 Shortlist announced
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Morland Writing Scholarship 2016 Shortlist announced

The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2016 Morland Writing Scholarships. Of the twenty-two names, eleven are from Nigeria, four from South Africa, two each from Somalia and Kenya, and one each from Gambia, Ghana, and Zimbabwe. Miles Morland said, “The standard of the shortlist is always high but this year we […]

Bibi Bakare-Yusuf to guest edit New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans 2016
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Bibi Bakare-Yusuf to guest edit New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans 2016

Cassava republic’s Bibi Bakare-Yusuf is part of the team guest editing New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans 2016. The New African founded in 1966 is one of the most respected publications writing stories from the length and breadth on the African continent. The magazine publishes a list they call “100 Most Influential Africans” where they […]

Six Africans make the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 longlist
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Six Africans make the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 longlist

Five Africans Mia Couto, Kamel Daoud, Yasmina Khadra, Chigozie Obioma, José Eduardo Agualusa, and Alaa Al Aswany made the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 longlist of 147. The Dublin International Literary Award is an international literary award awarded each year for a novel written in English or translated into English. It aims to promote excellence […]

The Golden Baobab Prize 2016 winners announced in Ghana
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The Golden Baobab Prize 2016 winners announced in Ghana

Lori-Ann Preston and Vennessa Scholtz are the winners of the seventh edition of the Golden Baobab Prize 2016 announced in Accra Ghana November 22nd 2016. The two, both South Africans, go home with US$5,000 and a guaranteed publishing contract. The Golden Baobab Prize was set up to inspire the imaginations of African children through African […]