Eboka Chukwudi Peter is Saraba Manuscript Prize winner
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Eboka Chukwudi Peter is Saraba Manuscript Prize winner

Eboka Chukwudi Peter is the winner in the fiction category of the inaugural Saraba Manuscript Prize for his manuscript Mosaic: Stitches of Stories Lived, Stories Learned and Stories Told. Eboka who beat the other shortlisted entries was announced winner by the judges Rotimi Babatunde, Azafi Omoluabi-Ogosi, and Eghosa Imasuen. Eboka Chukwudi Peter who is from Delta State, Nigeria grew up […]

Africans miss out on International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2016
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Africans miss out on International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2016

Egyptian Mohamed Rabie and Moroccan Tareq Bakari missed out as the winner of the ninth International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) was announced on Tuesday, 26th April at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi in the UAE. The $50,000 prize money and English translation of his novel went to Palestinian born Brit Rabai al-Madhoun for his novel Destinies: […]

Okot P’Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation launched
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Okot P’Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation launched

The Okot P’Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation for emerging African poets was recently announced. The one-off award will be administered by the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) will celebrate fifty years since the publication of Okot P’Bitek’s Song of Lawino. Okot P’Bitek was a legendary poet from Uganda who became immediately immortal when his […]

Henry Chakava to celebrate 70th birthday with book launch
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Henry Chakava to celebrate 70th birthday with book launch

Legendary Kenyan publisher Henry Chakava will celebrate his 70th birthday with the launch of his memoir Coming of Age: Strides in African Publishing. Henry Chakava who has often been called ‘the father of Kenyan publishing’ has been a colossus in African publishing for four decades. He started as an editor subsequently rose to managing director […]

A low Key World Book and Copyright Day 2016
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A low Key World Book and Copyright Day 2016

There was a bit a low key celebration of World Book and Copyright Day 2016 across the African continent from our investigation. World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day which is also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural […]

The Gerald Kraak Award seeks your entries
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The Gerald Kraak Award seeks your entries

The Gerald Kraak Award and anthology is the latest one with a focus on the topics of gender, human rights and sexuality for a range of writing genres and photography. Gerald Kraak was a South African writer, grant-maker, film-maker, war resister and human rights activist who passed on in 2014. He was most well known in […]