The IBBY Africa Region Conference set for Kampala in August 2017
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The IBBY Africa Region Conference set for Kampala in August 2017

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Africa Region Conference will happen in Kampala, Uganda from 22nd -24th August 2017. The conference theme is “Rethinking Contemporary Literature for Children and Young Adults in Africa.” The IBBY Africa Region Conference is the largest gathering of writers and publishers with a focus on writing and […]

Femrite Literary Week for Kampala in July #Femlitweek
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Femrite Literary Week for Kampala in July #Femlitweek

Femrite Literary Week, a series of events with a literary focus, will be hosted in Kampala, Uganda from July 24-28, 2017. The Uganda Women Writers’ Association universally known as Femrite is an organisation that promotes Ugandan creative women writers through training and publishing. Formed in May 1996 by Mary Karoro Okurut and many others, some […]

Nick Makoha poetry collection ‘Kingdom of Gravity’ launches in Kampala
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Nick Makoha poetry collection ‘Kingdom of Gravity’ launches in Kampala

Nick Makoha’s launched his poetry collection Kingdom of Gravity at the Ntinda Complex in Kampala, Uganda on July 13, 2017. His panel was moderated by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. Nick Makoha first came to the notice of this blogger when he won the Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2015. Makoha who fled Uganda, because of the […]

Wangari the Storyteller features at Kenya National Library Kids Book Club
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Wangari the Storyteller features at Kenya National Library Kids Book Club

Wangari the Storyteller was the featured performer at Kenya National Library Kids Book Club on July 15, 2017. The Kenya National Library Service is a body of the Government of Kenya established to develop, promote, establish and equip libraries in the East African nation. One of the most iconic of the libraries on its books […]

The Writivism prizes for fiction and nonfiction for 2017 announced
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The Writivism prizes for fiction and nonfiction for 2017 announced

The shortlists for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 and the Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction 2017 have been announced today. A large part of the African writing community was today distracted by the beginning of the new season of The Game of Thrones. With many eyes elsewhere, our friends from Writivism decided that […]

Chimamanda Adichie wins Le Grand Prix De L’héroïne Madame Figaro 2017
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Chimamanda Adichie wins Le Grand Prix De L’héroïne Madame Figaro 2017

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of three winners of Le Grand Prix de l’héroïne Madame Figaro 2017. Le Grand Prix de l’héroïne Madame Figaro was established in 2006 by the French magazine Madame Figaro to celebrate heroines of French and foreign literature. Each year the […]