Literary Crossroads features Nigerian and Kenyan authors
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Literary Crossroads features Nigerian and Kenyan authors

Literary Crossroads is a new series of talks hosted at the Goethe in three African cities where writers meet colleagues from all over the world and from the African diaspora. At these events in Nairobi, Johannesburg and Lagos they discuss trends, topics and themes prevalent in their literatures today. The first of the events in 2016 […]

Why the Writing Workshop – Zukiswa Wanner
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Why the Writing Workshop – Zukiswa Wanner

Over a year ago, I started writing a column in the literary pages of the Saturday Nation. In that time, the bulk of the emails I have received from prospective Kenyan writers largely have a request and a complaint. The request is to find out whether I will be doing any writing workshops and if […]

Images and videos from Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 ceremony
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Images and videos from Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 ceremony

It was a big night for poet and novelist Fiston Mwanza Mujila on Saturday, 19th March 2016 as he was announced the winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature for his first novel, Tram 83. Originally written in French, Tram 83 was translated into English by Roland Glasser and published by Deep Vellum. 35-year-old Mujila is the first Francophone […]

Africa’s biggest author association prize callout
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Africa’s biggest author association prize callout

The Association of Nigerian Authors has made a call out for its 2016 literary prize. The association which had Chinua Achebe as founding chairman is looking for entries in the following categories. The prize money is put alongside. ANA Prize for Poetry (published & unpublished) – N 100,000 2. ANA Prize for Prose Fiction (published […]

Morocco Book Awards 2016 tap new winners
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Morocco Book Awards 2016 tap new winners

The Morocco Book Awards were announced yesterday with winners in six categories going home with the plaudits. The Morocco Book Award gives awards in six categories, including literature, translation, and poetry. Winners were selected from among 175 submissions, 36 of which were in the literature category, 37 in poetry, and 35 in translation The biggest winner on […]

Modern African Tales contest launched at World Storytelling Day
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Modern African Tales contest launched at World Storytelling Day

A global contest for modern African folk Tales called Re-imagined! was launched at the World Storytelling Day celebrations in Nairobi on Saturday. The contest is curated by Maimouna Jallow. Re-imagined! is a global online storytelling contest inviting African writers, poets, playwrights and journalists to re-invent and update the African folktale for a new millennium. The challenge is […]

World Storytelling Day 2016 marked in Nairobi
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World Storytelling Day 2016 marked in Nairobi

World Storytelling Day is an annual celebration of the art of oral storytelling celebrated all over the world on or near March 20th. On this day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. In Nairobi, the events […]