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 […]

Artist in Residency 2016 recipients announced
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Artist in Residency 2016 recipients announced

Tsitsi Dangarembga, Lauren Ann Beukes, Victor Ehighale Ehikhamenor, Yared Zeleke and Fathy Adly Salama are the Artists In Residency recipients at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy. They were selected from the longlist that was announced in December 2015. These artists will now take part in the Artists In Residency (AIR) programme which has […]

The latest edition of Chimuranga’s Chronic is out now!
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The latest edition of Chimuranga’s Chronic is out now!

Chimuranga’s Chronic, pan-African gazette from the South African based organisation is out now for your reading pleasure. Chimurenga is a publication of arts, culture and politics from and about Africa and its diasporas founded and edited by Ntone Edjabe. Both the magazine’s name (Chimurenga is a Shona word that loosely translates as “liberation struggle”) and the content capture the connection between […]

Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2016 winners announced
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Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2016 winners announced

The joint winners of the 2016 Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2016 are Nigerians Gbenga Adesina and Chekwube O. Danladi. They will share the £3000 prize money, the second time this has happened as last year there were also joint winners. The Brunel University African Poetry Prize, a major poetry prize of aimed at the development, celebration and promotion […]

Tope Folarin makes Caine Prize 2016 shortlist (We need new Caines)
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Tope Folarin makes Caine Prize 2016 shortlist (We need new Caines)

Caine Prize winner 2013 Tope Folarin made the Caine Prize 2016 shortlist that was announced earlier today. The Caine Prize shortlist 2016 was announced today and those who are in the running for this prize are; Abdul Adan (Somalia/Kenya) for The Lifebloom Gift published in The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African […]