Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Chika Unigwe and Elnathan John make Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016 shortlist
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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Chika Unigwe and Elnathan John make Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016 shortlist

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Chika Unigwe and Elnathan John have been announced in the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016 shortlist. The Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited is the richest prize in African literature with the winner going home with US$100,000. The prize rotates around four genres; Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Children’s literature. […]

Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 now open for entries
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Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 now open for entries

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 is now open for entries. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded annually for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in countries that are members of the Commonwealth. This means countries from the five different regions that Great Britain invaded and colonized; Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the […]

Afridiaspora seeks your submissions for quarterly edition
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Afridiaspora seeks your submissions for quarterly edition

Afridiaspora seeks your submissions for its debut edition of its new quarterly edition. Afridiaspora is a pan-African literary webzine that showcases beautiful African stories written by African writers at home and in the diaspora. I have been enjoying reading their features, reviews, stories and more over the last few months. Our friends from Afridiaspora have […]

Nnedi Okorafor wins Hugo Award 2016 for Binti novella
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Nnedi Okorafor wins Hugo Award 2016 for Binti novella

Nnedi Okorafor is the recipient of a Hugo Award 2016 for in the novella category for Binti. Some of the previous novel by this Nigerian American author include Akata Witch, Who Fears Death (2010, DAW/Penguin), “Hello, Moto” (2011, A Tor.Com Original short story), Kabu Kabu (2013, Prime Books), Lagoon (2014, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.), and The Book of […]

Nyanza Literary Festival 2016 winners announced in Kisumu
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Nyanza Literary Festival 2016 winners announced in Kisumu

Update: A previous version of this blog indicated that Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga won the poetry prize. The prize givers have since withdrawn his award after it emerged that he was a serial plagiarist. The inaugural Nyanza Literary Festival 2016 winners announced at the Kiboko Bay Resort in Kisumu County, Kenya on 27th August 2016 is Troy Onyango […]

African Speculative Fiction Society announces itself with Nommo Awards
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African Speculative Fiction Society announces itself with Nommo Awards

The African Speculative Fiction Society announces itself with a new recognition called The Nommo Awards. The African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) is a new community of writers, editors, publishers and artists of African Science Fiction and Fantasy that emerged on August 18th this year. Some of the spokespeople for the new initiative include Chinelo Onwualu, […]

Petina Gappah honoured by Harare City Library
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Petina Gappah honoured by Harare City Library

The Harare City Library honoured Petina Gappah, one of the most well-known African writers in recent times, by naming its children section after her. Gappah is famous her smashing debut short story collection An Elegy For Easterly (our review) and her sophomore offering a novel The Book of Memory. In the last few years, Petina […]