Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga: Enkare, Jalada and Poetry Potion
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Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga: Enkare, Jalada and Poetry Potion

Its not ending. More organisations have come out denying plagiarist of the decade Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga. They are Enkare, Jalada and Poetry Passion. The fallout continues from the mess that was unleashed on us by the criminal actions of a young man. Organisations like Nyanza Literary festival as well as Writivism and Babishai Niwe have […]

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim wins NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016
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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim wins NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is the winner of the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016 for his novel Season of Crimson Blossoms. He beat out Chika Unigwe and Elnathan John for the US$100,000 prize money. It’s been a very profitable day for Nigerian writer Abubakar Adam Ibrahim as his debut novel Season of Crimson Blossoms published […]

Brunel African Poetry Prize 2017 now open for entries
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Brunel African Poetry Prize 2017 now open for entries

The Brunel African Poetry Prize 2017 is now open for entries. Original poems are welcome from all Africans. The Brunel African Poetry Prize is a major annual poetry prize of £3000 aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. Now in its fourth year, this year the Prize is sponsored by Brunel University and […]

Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga: Writivism and Babishai Niwe release statements
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Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga: Writivism and Babishai Niwe release statements

Writivism and Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation have released statements on the ongoing clusterfuck that is Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga. We are starting to finally get our minds around the mess that Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga left when he opted to build a poetry career with blatant theft of other poets work. Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp across the […]

Nyanza Literary Festival rescinds Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga’s Poetry Award
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Nyanza Literary Festival rescinds Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga’s Poetry Award

The Nyanza Literary Festival organisers have rescinded Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga’s Poetry Award. The Kenyan poetry community never knew what hit it as the story of Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga broke on the interwebs. The reactions have been many with many embarrassed that someone could plagiarise for so long without being busted. This applies to readers who […]

Association of Nigerian Authors Literary Prizes 2016 shortlists out
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Association of Nigerian Authors Literary Prizes 2016 shortlists out

The Association of Nigerian Authors Literary Prizes 2016 shortlists were announced on 2nd October 2016. The Association of Nigerian Authors is the most vibrant of author associations on the continent with branches all over the West African nation. The organisation was started in 1981 with “father of African literature” Professor Chinua Achebe being its prime […]

Breaking news: Kenyan poet Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga accused of plagiarism
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Breaking news: Kenyan poet Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga accused of plagiarism

A statement from The Missing Slate on Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga and his work has emerged and has the Kenyan poetry community abuzz. Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga: Writivism and Babishai Niwe release statements. Nyanza Literary Festival rescinds Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga’s Poetry Award. It was a big year for Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga the Kenyan poet who was nominated […]