International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Seven Africans make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019 longlist.

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019 longlist has been announced with seven Africans making the January 7, 2019 cut. They are Iman Yehia, Habib…

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A snapshot of Poetry Africa 2018.

African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2019

Covering the length and breadth of the continent, here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2019. This list is regularly…

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Goethe-Institut presents #AFROYOUNGADULT: A talent-search for Young Adult Fiction from Africa

Meet the facilitators for the Goethe Institut’s #AfroYoungAdult workshops.

The team running the Goethe sponsored #AfroYoungAdult project have announced the facilitators for the workshops to be conducted across eight African cities. In September 2018,…

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Accra International Book Festival Awards 2018 shortlists

Accra International Book Festival Awards 2018 shortlist announced.

The Accra International Book Festival Awards 2018 shortlists were announced on December 27, 2018. The awards are the First Book Award and Independent Writers Award.…

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RadioBook Rwanda launches at Goethe-Institut Nairobi

RadioBook Rwanda launches at Goethe-Institut Nairobi.

RadioBook Rwanda launched at Goethe-Institut Nairobi on Thursday, December 13, 2018. RadioBook Rwanda is an international collaboration aimed at producing short stories by contemporary Rwandan…

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Reimagined storytelling festival 2018

A snapshot of the Re-imagined Storytelling Festival 2018.

The Re-imagined Storytelling Festival 2018 was hosted at the Alliance Francaise, Nairobi on December 15, 2018. Here is a snapshot of the festival. Storytelling is…

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Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 shortlist announced.

Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2018 shortlist was announced on December 17, 2018. The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature was founded…

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Omaima Al-Khamis is Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Arabic Literature 2018 winner.

Omaima Al-Khamis is Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Arabic Literature 2018 winner.

Omaima Al-Khamis was announced the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Arabic Literature 2018 winner at a ceremony in Cairo, Egypt on December 11, 2018. Naguib Mahfouz…

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Golden Baobab Prize 2018 shortlist .

Golden Baobab Prize 2018 shortlist announced; no official winner awarded.

The Golden Baobab Prize 2018 shortlist was announced on December 16, 2018. No finalist will be awarded this year. The Golden Baobab Prize, established in…

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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor reads “The Dragonfly Sea” at Freedom Conversations.

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor read an excerpt from her highly anticipated sophomore novel The Dragonfly Sea at the “Freedom Conversations” event at the Laico Regency Hotel,…

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