Yaounde International Book Exhibition 2016 now on
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Yaounde International Book Exhibition 2016 now on

The Yaounde International Book Exhibition 2016 kicked off in Yaounde, Cameroon earlier today and will run from 2-6 June. The theme of the fair is, “The Book: Vector of Integration and Development.” The proper French name for the event, which was first hosted in 2013, is Salon international du livre de Yaoundé (Silya 2016). The […]

New Etisalat Prize Judges 2016 seek your entry (Self-published folks need not apply)
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New Etisalat Prize Judges 2016 seek your entry (Self-published folks need not apply)

The Etisalat Prize Judges 2016 were announced yesterday and they are already looking for your submissions. Only books by debutant authors from publishing houses who have published in the last 24 months are eligible. The current holder of the prize is Fiston Mujila who was announced a few months ago. The judges for the Etisalat […]

Ibadan Poetry Foundation Residency 2016 shortlist announced
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Ibadan Poetry Foundation Residency 2016 shortlist announced

Ibadan Poetry Foundation has announced its shortlist for the Ibadan Poetry Foundation Residency 2016. Ibadan Poetry Foundation is an independent literary organisation. It is committed to inspiring, creating opportunities and promoting poetry in Nigerian culture. The relatively new organisation’s most standout its mentorship and residency programme targeted at poets who want to improve their craft. […]

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 […]