José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Chinelo Okparanta make Dublin 2017 shortlist
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José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Chinelo Okparanta make Dublin 2017 shortlist

José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Chinelo Okparanta are three African on the shortlist of the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 announced on April 11, 2017. The Dublin International Literary Award is worth €100,000 to the winner and is the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English. […]

New poetry anthology seeks submissions from Burundi nationals
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New poetry anthology seeks submissions from Burundi nationals

A new anthology titles A Song for Burundi is seeking submissions from Burundians living in exile. Huza Press in collaboration with Africa Writes and Jalada Africa have announced a call for submissions for a poetry anthology from Burundians living in exile. Inspired by the creative force of the large Burundian population living in Rwanda, this […]

Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launches ‘Flame and Song’ in Kampala
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Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launches ‘Flame and Song’ in Kampala

Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launched her debut collection of prose and poetry Flame and Song at a well-attended event in Kampala, Uganda on Tuesday April 4, 2017. Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa was a child in Uganda in a period that has been indelibly seared into the minds of all Africans; during the murderous regime of Idi […]

EC Osondu is contributing editor to US literary magazine AGNI
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EC Osondu is contributing editor to US literary magazine AGNI

EC Osondu has been announced as the newest contributing editor to respected US literary magazine AGNI. AGNI is an American literary magazine that publishes poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, interviews, and artwork twice a year in print and biweekly online. The magazine was born in Antioch College in the United States and moved a bit before […]

Throwback Thursday: The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa
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Throwback Thursday: The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa

On this edition of Throwback Thursday we focus on The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa which ran from 1980-2009. For many followers of the literary establishment who could be considered to be younger, many believe that publishing in Africa started in 2000. This was the year that Leila Aboulela was awarded the first Caine […]

Abantu Book Festival 2017 makes appeal, the people respond favourably
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Abantu Book Festival 2017 makes appeal, the people respond favourably

The second Abantu Book Festival started their fundraising for this year’s edition with a call to the readers. It has gone down a charm. The Abantu Book Festival happened in Soweto, South Africa last December and received rave reviews for all who made it to the two venues of the Eyethu Lifestyle Centre and the […]

Golden Baobab Prize 2018 Call for Submissions
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Golden Baobab Prize 2018 Call for Submissions

Golden Baobab has announced a call for submissions for the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize the leading prize for children’s literature on the continent. The Golden Baobab Prize was established in July 2008 to support the development of children’s books by African writers and illustrators. The prize invites entries of unpublished stories and illustrations created by […]