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, […]

Niyi Osundare Poetry Festival 2016 for Ibadan, Nigeria
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Niyi Osundare Poetry Festival 2016 for Ibadan, Nigeria

The University of Ibadan promises a lot of literary and other action as the Niyi Osundare Poetry Festival 2016 rolls into town. Niyi Osundare is currently a distinguished Professor of English at the University of Orleans, Lakefront, New Orleans USA. He is one of the most decorated Africans where academia and poetry is concerned. If […]

Four Nigerian writers for Ebedi International Writers Residency
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Four Nigerian writers for Ebedi International Writers Residency

Four Nigerian writers Muriola Awosemo, Abdullahi Lawan Kangala, Okwudili Nebeolisa and David Ishaya Osu are the May/June 2016 recipients of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. Ebedi International Writers Residency is a private initiative for Writers to complete their on-going works free of charge in a convenient environment. The writer is accorded space and time to […]

Ghana International Book Fair 2016 set for August
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Ghana International Book Fair 2016 set for August

The Ghana International Book Fair 2016, the fourteen running of the fair, is scheduled for Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th August, 2016 at the National Theater, Accra, Ghana. The theme for this year’s event is “Growing the Knowledge-based Economy through Reading.” This year the whole publishing industry in Ghana has come together to take part […]

Nyanza Literary Festival seeks your Submissions
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Nyanza Literary Festival seeks your Submissions

The Nyanza Literary Festival which is set to happen on the last weekend of August seeks your submissions. The Nyanza Literary Festival aims to elevate engagement in the arts in Nyanza Province, Kenya, through an annual literary contest and workshops. The information on the festival is still sketchy as the team working on it is […]

Yewande Omotoso and Jumoke Verissimo star at Literary Crossroads tonight
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Yewande Omotoso and Jumoke Verissimo star at Literary Crossroads tonight

Author Yewande Omotoso and writer Jumoke Verissimo will be the star attractions at tonight’s Literary Crossroads event at the Goethe Institut in Johannesburg tonight. Their topic of discussion will be Quo Vadis Africa: The Power of Words – The Power of Words? Yewande is famous for her 2011 book Bom Boy (our review) which went onto shortlists […]

Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016 shortlists announced
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Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016 were announced over the weekend. There are two awards available to the writers in the awards; the nonfiction category is called the Alan Patton Award while the fiction category is called the Barry Ronge Prize. Both prizes named after famous South African white men. The Alan […]