Morland Writing scholarships 2016 winners announced
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Morland Writing scholarships 2016 winners announced

The Morland Writing scholarships 2016 winners have been announced and they are Abdul Adan (Somalia), Ayesha Harruna Attah (Ghana), Lidudumalingani Mqombothi (South Africa), and Nneoma Ike-Njoku (Nigeria). The Judges for this year were, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, the Chair, accompanied by Olufemi Terry and Muthoni Garland. “We were especially concerned this year to choose scholars whose proposals […]

Nadifa Mohamed to facilitate Iceland Writers Retreat 2017
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Nadifa Mohamed to facilitate Iceland Writers Retreat 2017

Nadifa Mohamed will facilitate the Iceland Writers Retreat 2017; one of her wards will be Kenyan writer Peter Ngila. So you’ve heard of the great writers from Iceland like Gunnar Gunnarsson, Bobby Fischer, Sjón, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, and Snorri Sturluson right? Nothing? Well you might not have heard of them but they are kinda famous in […]

Caine Prize for Africa Writing 2017 judges announced
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Caine Prize for Africa Writing 2017 judges announced

The Caine Prize 2017 judges have been announced and they are led by award winning author, poet and, editor Nii Ayikwei Parkes. He will be joined by Monica Arac de Nyeko, Professor Ricardo Ortiz, Ghazi Gheblawi, and Dr Ranka Primorac. The applications for the Caine Prize for Africa Literature will be closing on 31st January […]

Short Story Day Africa Prize 2016 shortlist announced
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Short Story Day Africa Prize 2016 shortlist announced

Short Story Day Africa is pleased to announce the shortlist for the R10 000 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction. The six shortlisted writers are Gratitude Fisher, Mirette Bahgat Eskaros, Blaize Kaye, Megan Ross, Stacy Hardy, and TJ Benson. This year, almost 450 entries were received for the Short Story Africa Prize. These […]

A chat with Kenya Publishers Association Chairman David Waweru
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A chat with Kenya Publishers Association Chairman David Waweru

David Waweru is the Chairman of the Kenya Publishers Association in his term that runs from 2015-2017. The association was established in 1972 to encourage the widest possible spread of printed books throughout Kenya and beyond, to promote and protect the interests of the publishing industry in Kenya. We spoke with David over coffee at […]

Cosmos Book Club features Zukiswa Wanner’s London Cape Town Joburg
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Cosmos Book Club features Zukiswa Wanner’s London Cape Town Joburg

Event: Cosmos Book Club features Zukiswa Wanner’s London Cape Town Joburg Date: Saturday December 3rd, 2016 Time:  14:00–16:00hrs. Venue: Cosmos Coffee House, Highwayy Mall, Mombasa Road (opposite Nyayo Stadium). The Cosmos Coffee House which was started a few months ago at the Highwayy Mall does some of the best food and drink in the Mombasa Road area. The […]