Rehana Rossouw and Fiston Mwanza Mujila

Rehana Rossouw and Fiston Mwanza Mujila for Literary Crossroads Johannesburg

Rehana Rossouw and Fiston Mwanza Mujila for Literary Crossroads on Tuesday 5 September, 7pm Goethe-Institut Johannesburg. The two will be moderated by University of Johannesburg’s…

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Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 Shortlist

Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 shortlists announced

The poets and fiction writers in the running for the Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 prizes have been announced. The Nyanza Literary Festival, founded last year…

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Ogaga Ifowodo, Ikeogu Oke, and Tanure Ojaide

Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 shortlist announced

Ogaga Ifowodo, Ikeogu Oke, and Tanure Ojaide are the three poets in the shortlist for the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017. The richest prize in…

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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Dilman Dila and Panashe Chigumadzi

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency

The University of Iowa has announced the next group of participants in the 2017 edition of its legendary writing residency. The University of Iowa International…

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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 are University of Johannesburg Prize 2016 winners

Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo are the University of Johannesburg Prize 2016 winners. The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English, also…

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