Chika Unigwe is a Man Booker International Prize 2017 judge
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Chika Unigwe is a Man Booker International Prize 2017 judge

Chika Unigwe is one of the judges who have been announced for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize 2017. Chika Unigwe is the author of novels like Tear Drops (1993), A Rainbow for Dinner (2002), On Black Sisters Street (2009, 2011 Jonathan Cape, UK and Random House NY) and Night Dancer (Jonathan Cape, 2012) (2002),Thinking of Angel […]

Lidudumalingani is Caine Prize 2016 winner!
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Lidudumalingani is Caine Prize 2016 winner!

Lidudumalingani has just been announced as the Caine Prize 2016 at a ceremony at Oxford in the United Kingdom. The South African win the prize for his story Memories We Lost which was published in Incredible Journey: Stories That Move You (Burnet Media, South Africa, 2015). Memories We Lost is a story of two young South African girls […]

Meet the Ebedi International Writers Residency Program for June 2016
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Meet the Ebedi International Writers Residency Program for June 2016

Ayobami Adebayo, Kasimma Chinelo Okani and Temitope Shadiat Jimoh are the recipients of the June/July 2016 edition of the Ebedi International Writers Residency Program. Ebedi International Writers Residency is a private initiative for Writers to complete their on-going works free of charge in a convenient environment. The writer is accorded space and time to do […]

Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 2016 open for entries
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Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 2016 open for entries

The Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 2016 is now open for your entries until 30th October 2016. The Miles Morland Writing Scholarship emerged in 2013 as an opportunity for to allow writers to stay with their core business without missing out on their normal living of having to hustle for bills. Scholars writing fiction will receive […]

Kenyan library awards Maktaba Awards 2016 call out
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Kenyan library awards Maktaba Awards 2016 call out

The Maktaba Awards 2016 (Kenyan Library of the Year Awards) seeks your entries; your deadline to enter your library is 20th July 2016. The Maktaba Awards or the Kenyan Library of the Year Awards which have been happening for the last 6 years award the best libraries in the land in different categories. Last year […]

Writivism Short Story Prize 2016 longlist announced
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Writivism Short Story Prize 2016 longlist announced

The Writivism Short Story Prize 2016 longlist has just been announced. The winner of the prize will be made at the Writivism Festival in August 2016. The longlist for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2016 has been announced and it has twenty one of some of the brightest young African writers today. The list was […]

Pumla Dineo Gqola and Nkosinathi Sithole win Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016
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Pumla Dineo Gqola and Nkosinathi Sithole win Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016

Pumla Dineo Gqola and Nkosinathi Sithole are the winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2015 in a ceremony in Sandton, Johannesburg South Africa on 25th June 2016. They each go home with R100,000. Gqola a professor of African Literature at Wits University won the nonfiction category known as the Alan Paton Award for her […]

Nicholas Githuku launches new book Mau Mau Crucible
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Nicholas Githuku launches new book Mau Mau Crucible

Kenyan historian Nicholas Githuku launched his new book Mau Mau Crucible: Statehood, National Identity, and Politics of Post Colonial Kenya at the Goethe Institut, Nairobi on 23rd June 2016. Nicholas Githuku is a Kenyan academic who is based in the USA and has had stints at various universities like West Virginia University and York College […]

Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Penny Busetto dazzle at Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour
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Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Penny Busetto dazzle at Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour

Etisalat Prize 2015 winner Fiston Mwanza Mujila and shortlistee Penny Busetto dazzled as they featured at a variety of Nairobi spaces Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour. They included Daystar and Nairobi Universities, the Goethe Institute and the party on Saturday at Pawa 254. One of the coolest of the events was at the Goethe Institut, […]