Madondo, Omotoso, Mohlele make University of Johannesburg Prize 2017
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Madondo, Omotoso, Mohlele make University of Johannesburg Prize 2017

The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English has announced their shortlist for the year. The list includes names like Bongani Madondo, Yewande Omotoso, and Nthikeng Mohlele. The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English, also known as the UJ Prize, was instituted in 2006. It comprises two prizes, […]

Black Letter Media announces judges for short story competition
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Black Letter Media announces judges for short story competition

Black Letter Media have announced the judges for their The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! competition. They are Kgauhelo Dube, Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire and Sabata-mpho Mokae. In April, we prompted aspiring writers about the The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! competition. This competition was started last year […]

Enkare Review opens for submissions June 1, 2017
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Enkare Review opens for submissions June 1, 2017

Enkare Review opens submissions for its next edition on Thursday June 1, 2017. Enkare Review came to the African literary scene with a bang. The literary publication coming out Nairobi shocked the bejesus out of everyone when they unveiled their first major contributor. That gentleman was Junot Diaz, he of the New York Time Best […]

Short Story Day Africa, Goethe Institut announce ID Flow Workshop Participants
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Short Story Day Africa, Goethe Institut announce ID Flow Workshop Participants

Short Story Day, Goethe Institut have announced participants to take part in ID Flow Workshop across the continent. The workshops will be facilitated by Efemia Chela, Rachel Zadok, Agazit Guramayle, Anne Moraa, Dzekashu MacViban, Sharon Kasanda. In April 2017, Short Story Day Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut invited submissions from writers who would attend […]

Mozambique’s Festival Literatas 2017 announces October dates
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Mozambique’s Festival Literatas 2017 announces October dates

Mozambique’s Festival Literatas 2017, the third edition of the literary festival, will be running from October 6-8, 2017. The festival will happen in Matola Municipal Auditorium under the motto “Think Identities”. 2015 was a special time for the Mozambique Municipality of Matola as they hosted the inaugural Festival Literatas. Matola is the largest suburb of […]

Zukiswa Wanner, Luis Philip Lomelo curate new South-South initiative La Shamba
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Zukiswa Wanner, Luis Philip Lomelo curate new South-South initiative La Shamba

South African Zukiswa Wanner and Mexico’s Luis Philip Lomelo are the co-curators of the new South-South initiative, an online literary initiative seeking to give a platform to writing from Latin America and Africa. The two were previously selected for the Africa39 and Bogota39 lists as writers expected to shape the future of literature in their […]

Akwaeke Emezi is Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 Africa region winner
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Akwaeke Emezi is Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 Africa region winner

Akwaeke Emezi is the African regional winner for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 for her story Who Is Like God. She joins other winners across all the five commonwealth regions who incidentally are all women. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize which was born in 2012 is awarded annually for the best piece of unpublished […]

Caine Prize for African writing 2017 shortlist announced
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Caine Prize for African writing 2017 shortlist announced

The Caine Prize for African Writing 2017 shortlist announced today comprises Magogodi oaMphela Makhene, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Chikodili Emelumadu, Bushra al-Fadil, and Arinze Ifeakandu. The Caine Prize for African writing 2017 has announced its shortlist and it contains some names that we are familiar with as well as some we are not as familiar with. […]