Abuja Writers Forum hosts Badmus, Johnson and Oroko  
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Abuja Writers Forum hosts Badmus, Johnson and Oroko  

The Abuja Writers Forum hosted Dul Johnson, Jide Badmus, and Austin Oroko for the April edition of the Guest Writer Session on April 29. The event was hosted at the Aso Hall, Nanet Suites, Cental Business District, Abuja. The Abuja Writers Forum was established to encourage the creative writing potentials of Nigerians and people of the […]

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Tunisia’s Golden Comar Prize 2017 announced

Tunisia’s Golden Comar Prize 2017 announced. The Golden Comar Prize was created in 1997 by the insurance company Assurances Comar (Tunisie) to support literary creation, and encourage Tunisian writers, especially novelists. The 21st edition of the Golden Comar Prize was held on April 22, 2017 in the Congress Palace of Tunis (Palais des congrès de […]

World Exclusive: The Johannesburg Review of Books debuts on May 1, 2017
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World Exclusive: The Johannesburg Review of Books debuts on May 1, 2017

The Johannesburg Review of Books, a new publication giving a view of world literature through African eyes, debuts on May 1, 2017. It’s been a good few days on the African literary scene right now with books galore emerging from exciting writers old and new, prizes awash, and literary festivals in the most obvious and […]

An evening of performances in honour of Camara Laye #WorldBookCapital
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An evening of performances in honour of Camara Laye #WorldBookCapital

There was an evening in honour of Guinea author Camara Laye at the Franco Guinea Cultural Centre on April 24, 2017. The evenings’ performances were presented by Senegal who were the featured country at the World Book Capital. Camara Laye was one of the most well know African writers of the 20th Century having produced […]

Guinee minister of culture Barry Siaka speech (French) #WorldBooKCapital2017
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Guinee minister of culture Barry Siaka speech (French) #WorldBooKCapital2017

Guinee minister of culture gave a rousing speech at the opening ceremony of the World Book Capital on April 23, 2017. Here is his speech in full. In French. Conakry Capitale Mondiale du Livre 2017 A l’instar tous les pays ayant accueilli ce prestigieux évènement « Capitale mondiale du livre », notre pays la Guinée, animé par […]

Legendary Guinee author Williams Sassine honoured with fancy play #WorldBookCapital2017
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Legendary Guinee author Williams Sassine honoured with fancy play #WorldBookCapital2017

Guinee writer Williams Sassine was honoured with a play in his honour at World Book Capital 2017 in Guinee Conakry. The performances was staged at the Franco Guinee Cultural Centre on April 23rd. William Sassine was a Guinee novelist who wrote of marginalised characters and had to flee into exile away from Sekou Toure when […]

African writers mourn Ghanaian author Kojo Laing
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African writers mourn Ghanaian author Kojo Laing

Ghanaian author of short stories and speculative fiction Kojo Laing passed on April 20, 2017. Kojo Laing, born as Bernard Kojo Laing in 1946, is one of the best know writing voices from West African nation with many works to his name. He emerged in the 1970s as a poet winning the National Poetry Prize […]

Brittle Paper to release Holy Sex: Nigeria Church erotica
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Brittle Paper to release Holy Sex: Nigeria Church erotica

Brittle Paper, one of Africa’s leading literary platforms, has announced that it will be releasing Holy Sex: A Nigerian Church Erotica by Obinna Udenwe. Last year Sooo Many Stories, one of continents better literary spaces in the continent with a focus on Uganda, made a strategic move as they opted to become a publishing house […]