Kenyan Sanya Noel and Nigerian Moyosore Orimoloye are joint Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize 2016 winners. The announcement was made at a fancy do at the Fang Fang Restaurant in Kampala Uganda
The Writivism Festival 2016 launched with a bang at the National Museum in Kampala, Uganda on 23rd August 2016. The Writivism Festival has been marketed over the last few months
The Babishai Niwe Poetry Festival 2016, founded by Beverley Nambozo, will be making a Kampala splash as poets and other performers land in the Ugandan capital from 24-26th August 2016.
Angela Makholwa and Lerato Tshabalala were the featured guests at Rosa Parks Library Soweto on 10th August 2016. The Rosa Parks Memorial Library, named by the US embassy in honour
The Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize 2016 shortlists were announced on 11th August 2016. The Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize was set up in honour of late great Kenyan satirist and author
The Ghana International Book Fair 2016 is set to land in Accra this weekend from 19th – 21st August. This year’s Ghana International Book Fair is scheduled to open on
JamesMurua.com is moving hosting companies. It’s been a great time here at JamesMurua.com reporting on the African literary scene giving news and opinions for the last three years. For all
The Writivism prize 2016 shortlists for the three prizes on offer this year has been announced today. The prizes are The fourth Writivism Short Story Prize 2016, Kofi Addo Prize
Niq Mhlongo is not the co-curator for the Soweto Literary Festival 2016 as earlier announced. The Soweto Literary Festival announced itself on the social media platforms with a splash in June.
Chika Unigwe is one of the judges who have been announced for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize 2017. Chika Unigwe is the author of novels like Tear Drops (1993), A Rainbow
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