There was a flurry of activity at the Uganda Museum in Kampala as the Writivism Festival 2016 happened from August 22-28th. The Writivism Festival has come a long way in
Update: A previous version of this blog indicated that Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga won the poetry prize. The prize givers have since withdrawn his award after it emerged that he was a serial
The African Speculative Fiction Society announces itself with a new recognition called The Nommo Awards. The African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) is a new community of writers, editors, publishers and
The Harare City Library honoured Petina Gappah, one of the most well-known African writers in recent times, by naming its children section after her. Gappah is famous her smashing debut
The Writivism Prize 2016 winners were announced in ceremonies in Kampala, Uganda on 27th and 28th August 2016. The prose prize went to Ugandan Acan Innocent Immaculate while the poetry
Kenyan Sanya Noel and Nigerian Moyosore Orimoloye are joint Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize 2016 winners. The announcement was made at a fancy do at the Fang Fang Restaurant in Kampala Uganda
The Writivism Festival 2016 launched with a bang at the National Museum in Kampala, Uganda on 23rd August 2016. The Writivism Festival has been marketed over the last few months
The Babishai Niwe Poetry Festival 2016, founded by Beverley Nambozo, will be making a Kampala splash as poets and other performers land in the Ugandan capital from 24-26th August 2016.
Angela Makholwa and Lerato Tshabalala were the featured guests at Rosa Parks Library Soweto on 10th August 2016. The Rosa Parks Memorial Library, named by the US embassy in honour
The Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize 2016 shortlists were announced on 11th August 2016. The Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize was set up in honour of late great Kenyan satirist and author
The Ghana International Book Fair 2016 is set to land in Accra this weekend from 19th – 21st August. This year’s Ghana International Book Fair is scheduled to open on
JamesMurua.com is moving hosting companies. It’s been a great time here at JamesMurua.com reporting on the African literary scene giving news and opinions for the last three years. For all
The Writivism prize 2016 shortlists for the three prizes on offer this year has been announced today. The prizes are The fourth Writivism Short Story Prize 2016, Kofi Addo Prize
Niq Mhlongo is not the co-curator for the Soweto Literary Festival 2016 as earlier announced. The Soweto Literary Festival announced itself on the social media platforms with a splash in June.
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