Five poets for Ibadan Poetry Foundation 2016 Residency
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Five poets for Ibadan Poetry Foundation 2016 Residency

Five poets all from Nigeria will be attending the Ibadan Poetry Foundation 2016 Residency. They are Lydia Ibinike Osinowo, Winifred Binogun, Akwu Sunday Victor, Minalisa Chiamaka and Stanley Princewill McDaniels. The Ibadan Poetry Foundation has announced the recipients of the residency in Ibadan (Oyo State) which will begin in late November. The five were selected […]

Four Africans make lucrative Al-Multaqa Prize 2016 longlist
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Four Africans make lucrative Al-Multaqa Prize 2016 longlist

The Al-Multaqa Prize for the Short Story has announced its inaugural longlist, for collections published in 2015-2016 and it has four Africans. They are Anis Rafii, Saber Ben Abdasameea, Issa Jpayla and Mohammad Rafi. The Al-Multaqa Award is unique as this is a prize as it offers $20,000 and translation into English for the best […]

African literary events for October 2016
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African literary events for October 2016

Here is a list of African literary events for October 2016. We keep updating. 3rd – 8th October 2016 Kistrech Poetry Festival 2016 Venue: Kisii University, Kisii. Tuesday, October 4 Kwani Open Mic present Ngartia Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm Venue: The Phoenix Players, Parliament Rd, Inside Professional Centre Entry: Kes 300 at the door. Limited advance tickets only via […]

Nobel Prize 2016: We’re pining for a Nuruddin Farah win
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Nobel Prize 2016: We’re pining for a Nuruddin Farah win

October marks announcement of the Nobel Prize for literature; this year we are pining for a Nuruddin Farah win. In 1901, five years after the death of Alfred Nobel, a new prize was awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite and […]

Burt Awards 2016 winners announced in Nairobi
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Burt Awards 2016 winners announced in Nairobi

The Burt Award 2016 winners were announced at a ceremony in Nairobi on September 2016. They are Nicholas Kamau , Alice Muthoni and Tony Mochama. The Burt Award for Young African literature is one of the richest around with writers going home with thousands of Canadian dollars. Previous winners of this prize include Chris Okemwa […]

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o to headline action packed Ake Festival 2016
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Ngugi Wa Thiong’o to headline action packed Ake Festival 2016

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o will be the headline guest at this year’s edition of Ake Festival 2016. Ngugi, who will sit in conversation with Okey Ndibe about his life and work, will be joined by a galaxy of stars in the African literary space. This year’s edition is themed “Beneath this Skin’ 15-19 November 2016 are […]