Lidudumalingani has just been announced as the Caine Prize 2016 at a ceremony at Oxford in the United Kingdom. The South African win the prize for his story Memories We Lost which
Ayobami Adebayo, Kasimma Chinelo Okani and Temitope Shadiat Jimoh are the recipients of the June/July 2016 edition of the Ebedi International Writers Residency Program. Ebedi International Writers Residency is a
The Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 2016 is now open for your entries until 30th October 2016. The Miles Morland Writing Scholarship emerged in 2013 as an opportunity for to allow
The Maktaba Awards 2016 (Kenyan Library of the Year Awards) seeks your entries; your deadline to enter your library is 20th July 2016. The Maktaba Awards or the Kenyan Library
The Writivism Short Story Prize 2016 longlist has just been announced. The winner of the prize will be made at the Writivism Festival in August 2016. The longlist for the
Pumla Dineo Gqola and Nkosinathi Sithole are the winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2015 in a ceremony in Sandton, Johannesburg South Africa on 25th June 2016. They each
Kenyan historian Nicholas Githuku launched his new book Mau Mau Crucible: Statehood, National Identity, and Politics of Post Colonial Kenya at the Goethe Institut, Nairobi on 23rd June 2016. Nicholas
Etisalat Prize 2015 winner Fiston Mwanza Mujila and shortlistee Penny Busetto dazzled as they featured at a variety of Nairobi spaces Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour. They included Daystar and
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor teased her new book The Dragonfly Sea at the endnote address of an Oeuvre in her honour at the African Leadership Centre on Friday 10th June 2016.
The Text Book Centre Book Club made its debut at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on Saturday June 11th, 2016. Full disclosure: The person writing this blog is an
The Machakos regional bookfair 2016 was hosted at the basketball court of the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on 8-11th June 2016. While it was a great opportunity for publishers to
The popular Storymoja Festival 2016 will not be hosted in Nairobi, Kenya this year. The event will be happening in Accra, Ghana from 21-25 September instead. The Storymoja Festival started
Etisalat Prize 2015 tour: The Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 is set to hold a series of literary events in Nairobi from Wednesday, June 15th – Saturday, June 18th 2016.
Poet Farouk Shousha is the winner of this year’s Egypt’s Nile Prize for Literature. Egypt’s Highest Awards in the fields of Literature, Arts and Social Sciences for the year 2016
There was a festive mood in Kampala as poet Kagayi Peter launched his debut poetry collection The Headline That Morning on 8th June 2016. The National Theatre in Kampala was