African literary events for October 2016
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African literary events for October 2016

Here is a list of African literary events for October 2016. We keep updating. 3rd – 8th October 2016 Kistrech Poetry Festival 2016 Venue: Kisii University, Kisii. Tuesday, October 4 Kwani Open Mic present Ngartia Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm Venue: The Phoenix Players, Parliament Rd, Inside Professional Centre Entry: Kes 300 at the door. Limited advance tickets only via […]

Nobel Prize 2016: We’re pining for a Nuruddin Farah win
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Nobel Prize 2016: We’re pining for a Nuruddin Farah win

October marks announcement of the Nobel Prize for literature; this year we are pining for a Nuruddin Farah win. In 1901, five years after the death of Alfred Nobel, a new prize was awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite and […]

Burt Awards 2016 winners announced in Nairobi
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Burt Awards 2016 winners announced in Nairobi

The Burt Award 2016 winners were announced at a ceremony in Nairobi on September 2016. They are Nicholas Kamau , Alice Muthoni and Tony Mochama. The Burt Award for Young African literature is one of the richest around with writers going home with thousands of Canadian dollars. Previous winners of this prize include Chris Okemwa […]

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o to headline action packed Ake Festival 2016
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Ngugi Wa Thiong’o to headline action packed Ake Festival 2016

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o will be the headline guest at this year’s edition of Ake Festival 2016. Ngugi, who will sit in conversation with Okey Ndibe about his life and work, will be joined by a galaxy of stars in the African literary space. This year’s edition is themed “Beneath this Skin’ 15-19 November 2016 are […]

Three Nigerian writers for Ebedi International Residency 2016 September
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Three Nigerian writers for Ebedi International Residency 2016 September

Ehizogie Iyeoma, Ikechukwu Nwaogu and Servio Gbadamosi are the three Nigerian writers who just arrived in Iseyin, Oyo State for the six weeks September to October 2016 edition of the Ebedi International Residency Program. Ehizogie Iyeoman from Edo State has been described as a talented, young and energetic poet with the mastery of language and […]

A snapshot of the Nairobi International Book Fair 2016
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A snapshot of the Nairobi International Book Fair 2016

There was a blurry of activity in Kenya’s capital city as the Nairobi International Book Fair 2016 was hosted at the Sarit Centre from 21-25 September 2016. Also happening was the Wahome Mutahi Literary prize 2016 on the Saturday evening. The Nairobi International Book Fair 2016 is the longest running book fairs in the Horn […]