Nigerians, South Africans feature on Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 shortlist
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Nigerians, South Africans feature on Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 shortlist

Four South Africans and three Nigerians featured on the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 announced earlier today. The Nigerians are Lausdeus Chiegboka, Enyeribe Ibegwam and Oyinkan Braithwaite while the South Africans are Mark Winkler, Cat Hellisen, Faraaz Mahomed and Andrew Salomon. These writers are seven of the twenty six who were shortlisted from the nearly 4000 […]

Pemi Aguda is first Writivism Stellenbosch University writing residency recipient
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Pemi Aguda is first Writivism Stellenbosch University writing residency recipient

Pemi Aguda is the first recipient of the new residency for African writers announced today by the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) and South Africa’s Stellenbosch University English department. This new residency for emerging African Writers gets basic funding from the Miles Morland Foundation with the university supporting the programme in kind. Apart from […]

Caine Prize Workshop 2016 in Zambia concludes
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Caine Prize Workshop 2016 in Zambia concludes

The annual Caine Prize Workshop ended yesterday at the Chaminuka Lodge near Lusaka, Zambia. The participants included previous winners of the Caine Prize, those shortlisted as well as some who would be considered future stars. The writers at the workshop included 2015 Caine Prize winner, Namwali Serpell (Zambia), 2014 winner Okwiri Oduor (Kenya), 2013 winner […]

Ciku Kimeria teases new novel in Short Story Day interview
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Ciku Kimeria teases new novel in Short Story Day interview

Ciku Kimeria has given an interview with Short Story Day Africa where she speaks about a variety of issues include what compels her to write, lessons from self-publishing as well teasing her new novel. Ciku Kimeria burst onto the literary scene with her book Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges in 2013 which I have reviewed […]

Sitawa Namwalie speaks on displacement at Goethe Nairobi
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Sitawa Namwalie speaks on displacement at Goethe Nairobi

Syria is on fire. Between the Syrian government and the terror group ISIS, a human crisis has hit the world, resulting in one of the biggest tragedies of displacement in recent memory. One of the countries offering refuge to the displaced Syrians is Germany. Renowned German author Tanja Dückers will be the first guest expected […]

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o story stars in latest Jalada Anthology
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Ngugi Wa Thiong’o story stars in latest Jalada Anthology

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s story The Upright Revolution (or Why Humans Walk Upright) is the story at the centre of Jalada Africa’s latest anthology dubbed The Translation Issue. The story which was initially written in Kikuyu and translated into English by Kenya’s leading author is a folk tale about the human body parts and a battle […]

Abuja Writers Forum convenes for March 2016 edition
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Abuja Writers Forum convenes for March 2016 edition

The Abuja Writers Forum curated by Dr Emman Shehu convened on Saturday 26th March 2016 at the Nanet Suites in Nigeria’s capital city. So what were you up to on Saturday night? Well if you are in Abuja and love the written word then the best option is the Abuja Writers Forum which happens on the […]

Ghana Voices Series for 2016 kicks off
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Ghana Voices Series for 2016 kicks off

The Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe Institute will kick off the first reading in the Ghana Voices Series for 2016 this Wednesday, 30th March 2016. It will be a cracker as the event hosted at the Goethe Institute, 30 Kakramadu Close, East Cantonments, Accra will feature contributors of the Writers Project of Ghana’s 2015 […]

Meet the Ebedi International Writers Residency fellows for March 2016
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Meet the Ebedi International Writers Residency fellows for March 2016

The Ebedi International Writers Residency fellows for March/April 2016 are Blessing Christopher, Farida Adamu, Mariam Sule and Funke Awofeso. These four writers are currently ensconced in the lush hills of Iseyin town hopefully bringing us the next big African novel. The Ebedi International Writer’s Residency located in Iseyin town, Oyo State Nigeria is a one […]