Andrée-Marie Diagne Bonané

Andrée-Marie Diagne Bonané wins Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation award 2017

Senegalese writer Andrée-Marie Diagne Bonané is the winner of the Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation African Writer´s Residency Award (AWRA) 2017. The Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation…

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Mary Ononokpono

“The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” 2017 announces longlist

The team organising The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!, a short story competition open to all Africans, has announced its longlist…

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Writivism 2017 winners Munachim Amah and Charles King

Munachim Amah and Charles King win Writivism 2017 writing prizes

Munachim Amah and Charles King are the winners of this year’s Writivism 2017 prizes for fiction and nonfiction. The announcement was made at a ceremony…

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Babishai Poetry Festival 2017

A snapshot of Uganda’s Babishai Poetry Festival 2017

The Babishai Poetry Festival 2017 was hosted in Uganda from August 4-6, 2017. There was a sea of activity in Uganda as the world of…

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Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo

Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo win University of Johannesburg Prize 2017

Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo are the University of Johannesburg Prize 2017 winners. The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English, also…

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Professor Ayo Banjo hands over entries to chairman, panel of judges, Prof Ernest Emenyonu

Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 longlist announced

The longlist for the richest prize in African literature, the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017, has been announced today. The Nigerian Prize for Literature set…

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Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi in session with the writers

Controversy ensues as Writivism celebrates fifth year in Gulu, Uganda

Writivism which is celebrating five years hosted a reading in Gulu, Uganda after a workshop featuring young writers from Northern Uganda. The events in Gulu…

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Miles Morland Foundation workshop partipants

Miles Morland Foundation hosts African Writers in Uganda

The Miles Morland Foundation hosted some of the hottest writers on the continent for a Creative writer’s workshop in Uganda on July 8-15, 2017. The…

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Fred Kweku Forson

Babishai Haiku 2017 shortlist announced

The judges of the Babishai Haiku 2017 competition have announced the shortlist for this year’s competition. The Babishai Niwe Foundation started their Haiku competition in…

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