Doctors clean house as Writivism Prize 2016 winners announced
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Doctors clean house as Writivism Prize 2016 winners announced

The Writivism Prize 2016 winners were announced in ceremonies in Kampala, Uganda on 27th and 28th August 2016. The prose prize went to Ugandan Acan Innocent Immaculate while the poetry prize called the Okot p’Bitek Prize went to Kenyan Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga. Unlike in the past where only prose was awarded, the Writivism Prizes this […]

Kenyan and Nigerian are joint Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize 2016 winners
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Kenyan and Nigerian are joint Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize 2016 winners

Kenyan Sanya Noel and Nigerian Moyosore Orimoloye are joint Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize 2016 winners. The announcement was made at a fancy do at the Fang Fang Restaurant in Kampala Uganda at the close of the Babishai Niwe Poetry Festival 2016. Kampala, Uganda was the host of a series of events for adults and children which […]

Angela Makholwa and Lerato Tshabalala feature at Rosa Parks Library Soweto
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Angela Makholwa and Lerato Tshabalala feature at Rosa Parks Library Soweto

Angela Makholwa and Lerato Tshabalala were the featured guests at Rosa Parks Library Soweto on 10th August 2016. The Rosa Parks Memorial Library, named by the US embassy in honour of their human rights hero Rosa Parks, hosted two very different personalities as part of their women’s day celebrations. The two were Angela Makholwa and […]

Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize 2016 shortlists announced
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Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize 2016 shortlists announced

The Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize 2016 shortlists were announced on 11th August 2016. The Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize was set up in honour of late great Kenyan satirist and author Wahome Mutahi who passed on in 2003. The Kenyan Publishers Association set up the award to works that explore human rights, governance, etiquette and other […]

Ghana International Book Fair 2016 for the weekend
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Ghana International Book Fair 2016 for the weekend

The Ghana International Book Fair 2016 is set to land in Accra this weekend from 19th – 21st August. This year’s Ghana International Book Fair is scheduled to open on Thursday, August 18 at the forecourt of the National Theater in Accra. The four-day event will be under the theme: “Growing the Knowledge-based Economy through […]

African literature blog JamesMurua.com is moving hosting companies
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African literature blog JamesMurua.com is moving hosting companies

JamesMurua.com is moving hosting companies. It’s been a great time here at JamesMurua.com reporting on the African literary scene giving news and opinions for the last three years. For all those who have been reading and sharing links I am extremely grateful; this blog couldn’t have gotten this far without your support. If you are […]

Writivism Prize 2016 Shortlists announced
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Writivism Prize 2016 Shortlists announced

The Writivism prize 2016 shortlists for the three prizes on offer this year has been announced today. The prizes are The fourth Writivism Short Story Prize 2016, Kofi Addo Prize for Non Fiction 2016 and Okot P Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation. The fourth Writivism Short Story Prize 2016 The Short Story Prize was judged […]