Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor speaks Displacement & Refuge at Goethe Nairobi
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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor speaks Displacement & Refuge at Goethe Nairobi

The Goethe in Nairobi has been hosting a series of events titled “Displacement & Refuge” where experts and authors speak about the pain of displacement after conflict. The first of these happened in 31st March 2016 as German author Tanja Dückers and poet and writer SitawaNamwalie spoke about this issue. Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor was a […]

Goethe hosts Short Story Day Africa Workshops across Africa
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Goethe hosts Short Story Day Africa Workshops across Africa

The Short Story Day Africa workshops, called the 2016 Migrations Flow Workshop, will be hosted in cities across the continent at the Goethe Institut offices. The Migrations Flow Workshops will assist writers who are working on entries that would be considered this year’s Short Story Africa Prize 2016. Those who enter will be on the […]

Mogadishu Book Fair 2016 announces dates, new logo #‎MBF2016
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Mogadishu Book Fair 2016 announces dates, new logo #‎MBF2016

The Mogadishu Book Fair 2016 organisers have announced the dates for this year’s edition of their event. They have also announced a change in official name and hashtag. The first ever Mogadishu International Book Fair founded by Mohamed “Diini” Sheik-Ali Ahmed was hosted in the Somali capital last year from Aug 26-28 at the City […]

Mona Eltahawy features at Africa Month Celebrations today
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Mona Eltahawy features at Africa Month Celebrations today

Mona Eltahawy will tonight’s guest at the Joburg Theatre as South Africa continues to celebrate Africa Month. Her topic of discussion will be “Reflections on Africa’s Emancipation Post the North African Uprisings of 2010.” She will be joined by Nomboniso Gasa and Panashe Chigumadzi. The South African Department of Arts and Culture has been hosting […]

Niyi Osundare Poetry Festival 2016 rocks Ibadan
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Niyi Osundare Poetry Festival 2016 rocks Ibadan

The arts theatre at the University of Ibadan was filled with artist action as the Niyi Osundare Poetry Festival 2016 thrilled audiences. The festival is hosted in honour of Niyi Osundare a distinguished Professor of English at the University of Orleans, Lakefront, New Orleans USA. Prof Osundare is a serial winner of prizes in poetry […]

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi gets American publisher
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Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi gets American publisher

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has signed with U.S publisher Transit Books. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbiwas introduced to the African literary scene in what could only be described as a blaze of glory. In one year she won the Kwani Manuscript Prize for her novel Kintu, and winning the Commonwealth Prize at both the African regional level and […]

Yewande Omotoso and Jumoke Verissimo at Goethe Joburg Literary Crossroads
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Yewande Omotoso and Jumoke Verissimo at Goethe Joburg Literary Crossroads

Yewande Omotoso and Jumoke Verissimo featured at the Johannesburg, South African edition of Literary Crossroads at Goethe Institut on May 17, 2016. Their topic of discussion was Quo Vadis Africa: The Power of Words – The Power of Words? The event was moderated by Ndumiso Ngcobo. Yewande is famous for her 2011 book Bom Boy (our review) which went […]

Mozambique’s Festival Fim do Caminho Literary Prize 2016 gets record entries
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Mozambique’s Festival Fim do Caminho Literary Prize 2016 gets record entries

The Mozambique based Festival Fim do Caminho Literary Prize 2106 got entries in the dozens this year. The theme of the competition this year was Crime in Mozambique. Festival Fim do Caminho (this is Portuguese, in English it the The Mossuril Film Festival) is an annual film festival held in Mossuril, Mozambique Island and Nampula, […]