Huzama Habayeb

Huzama Habayeb wins Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2017

Poet, short-story writer, and novelist Huzama Habayeb is the winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2017 for her novel Velvet. Naguib Mahfouz was…

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Mentor Sahar Al Mougy and writer Mohanned Al Dabi.

Sahar Al Mougy, Mohanned Al Dabi at International Prize for Arabic Fiction Writers Workshop

Six writers and their mentors are currently at the ninth annual writers’ workshop hosted by the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. They range in age…

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Erick Livumbazi Ngoda, Christine A. Odeph, Laimani Bidali, June Mwikali Kimuyu, Monica Olive A. Owoko, and Kenneth Kaigua

Anasoma Writing Contest winners feted in Nairobi, Kenya

The winners of the Anasoma Writing Contest were given their prizes at a ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya on December 5, 2017. Anasoma (“she/he reads” in…

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9Mobile Prize Literature 2017 longlist

9mobile Prize for Literature 2018 longlist announced

The nine books on the longlist for the 9mobile Prize for Literature 2018, formerly the Etisalat Prize, have been announced. The 9mobile Prize for Literature…

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Short Story Day Africa 2017 callout

Short Story Day Africa Prize 2017 longlist announced

The Short Story Africa Prize 2017 has announced the 21 Africans making the cut for one of the continent’s most respected literary prizes. Short Story…

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Narrative Landscape Press's Anwuli Ojogwu and Eghosa Imasuen

Introducing Eghosa Imasuen, Anwuli Ojogwu’s Narrative Landscape Press

Narrative Landscape Press is the newest kid on the African publishing block from Nigerian doctor and author Eghosa Imasuen and Anwuli Ojogwu. Eghosa Imasuen is…

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Clockwise from top left: Eloghosa Osunde, Alemseged Tesfai, Bryony Rheam, Fatima Kola, and Elnathan John.

Miles Morland Writing Scholarships 2017 winners announced

The wait is over as the winners of the Morland Writing Scholarships 2017 were announced on December 5, 2017. They are Alemseged Tesfai, Bryony Rheam,…

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