Bassey Ikpi, Ngwatilo Mawiyoo for Poetry Africa festival 2016
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Bassey Ikpi, Ngwatilo Mawiyoo for Poetry Africa festival 2016

Bassey Ikpi and Ngwatilo Mawiyoo join some of the best poets on the continent for 20th edition of Poetry Africa festival in Durban, South Africa from 10-15 October 2016. Poetry Africa is an international poetry festival held annually in Durban, South Africa every year in October first held in 1996. The event being hosted by […]

Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 calls for your submissions Rwandans
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Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 calls for your submissions Rwandans

Rwandans are called to make their fiction submissions for the Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016. Huza Press a new outfit out of Rwanda announced themselves to the African literary with a bang last year as they organized the first known writing competition in the history of the Eastern African nation. The prize started with […]

Ng’ang’a Mbugua and John Habwe win Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize 2016
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Ng’ang’a Mbugua and John Habwe win Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize 2016

Ng’ang’a Mbugua and John Habwe are the winners of the Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize 2016. The two writers who won in the English and Swahili categories respectively each go home with Kshs100,000. The Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize was the showcase presentation at the dinner hosted at the Pride Inn Hotel in Nairobi on September 24, […]

Yogi S.Y Tetteh wins Koffi Addo Prize for Non Fiction 2016
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Yogi S.Y Tetteh wins Koffi Addo Prize for Non Fiction 2016

Accra, Ghana based yoga instructor S.Y Tetteh is the winner of the Koffi Addo Prize for Non Fiction 2016. The Koffi Addo Prize for Non Fiction 2016 was announced by the judges led by NoViolet Bulawayo working with Yewande Omotoso and Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah. The essays in the running for the prize were Lost Futures […]

Short Story Day Africa Prize 2016 longlist announced
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Short Story Day Africa Prize 2016 longlist announced

Our good friends who run the Short Story Day Africa Prize have announced their longlist 2016. The twenty writers will have their stories judged by Sindiwe Magona, H.J. Golakai and Tendai Huchu. The Short Story Day Prize has quickly established itself in the African writing world with the quality of writers and the anthologies that […]

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o wins Korea’s Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award 2016
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Ngugi Wa Thiong’o wins Korea’s Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award 2016

Ngugi Wa Thiongo is this year’s winner of Korea’s Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award. The award worth 100 million won (89,300 U.S. dollars) is presented by the Toji Cultural Center, the Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award Committee, Gangwon Province, Wonju City and The Dong-A Ilbo. The Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award was started in 2011 to honor the […]

Abidjan Lit makes its Cote D’Ivoire debut on Friday
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Abidjan Lit makes its Cote D’Ivoire debut on Friday

Abidjan lit, or Abidjan reads, is a new initiative set to rock Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital as it makes its debut on Friday 23 September. Abidjan lit will be making its official entry into Côte d’Ivoire’s literary scene this Friday as lovers of books and everything around converge at Ovillage in Abidjan from 18 – […]

Five kickass African novels that need to be made into movies
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Five kickass African novels that need to be made into movies

We need to see these five kickass African novels beloved by many become movies we can all watch at the movies. Those who attended the recently ended Writivism 2016 must have been pleased to find that they could watch one of the continents most beloved books turned movie; Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of A Yellow Sun. […]