Chinelo Okparanta

José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Chinelo Okparanta make Dublin 2017 shortlist

José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Chinelo Okparanta are three African on the shortlist of the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 announced on April 11,…

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Mariama Bâ

Throwback Thursday: The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa

On this edition of Throwback Thursday we focus on The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa which ran from 1980-2009.For many followers of the literary…

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Nnedi Okorafor

African Speculative Fiction Society announces Nommo Awards 2017 contenders

The African Speculative Fiction Society announced the contenders for the Nommo Awards 2017 on April 4, 2017. The writers announced are shortlisted for Best Novel,…

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Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ makes Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 shortlist

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ has made the shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 announced on April 4th, 2017. The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction…

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Lidudumalingani

Eleven African writers descend on Dar es Salaam for Caine Prize workshop 2017

Eleven African writers are currently in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the annual Caine Prize workshop. The Caine Prize won’t be new to any reader…

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