Petina Gappah receives Zimbabwe Achiever Awards gong
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Petina Gappah receives Zimbabwe Achiever Awards gong

Petina Gappah received the Zimbabwe Achiever Award gong for services to Arts and Media in Harare North (London), UK on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. Petina Gappah has been having a very good year. Her long awaited book The Book of Memory came out recently and was longlisted for the Baileys Prize for Literature although it […]

Four anthologies to submit your stories today
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Four anthologies to submit your stories today

For those who are looking for spaces to submit your stories, here are four anthologies that are excellent options. Lesotho Story Anthology To promote short story writing from Lesotho, Ba re e ne re is proud to announce our first story Anthology. We know that our fertile landscape, from the mountains to the streets, cultivates the fresh stories of […]

Tunisia’s Golden Comar Prize 2016 handed out
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Tunisia’s Golden Comar Prize 2016 handed out

Tunisia’s leading literary prize The Golden Comar Prize 2016 was handed out at a ceremony in Tunis on April 30, 2016. Ali Znaidi recently reported on his blog which focuses on Tunisian literature about the recently held Golden Comar Prize. The prize was created in 1997 by the insurance company Assurances Comar (Tunisie) to support literary creation, […]

Mbe Mbhele and Mpho Matsitle books debut at #RutanangBookFair
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Mbe Mbhele and Mpho Matsitle books debut at #RutanangBookFair

Mbe Mbhele’s and Mpho Matsitle made their debut on Thursday, 27th April 2016 at the Rutanang Book Fair in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The two books are published by South Africa’s Sankara Publishers. Mbe Mbhele and Mpho Matsitle called “the terrible twins of black literature” by some were the stars as they introduced their new books, […]

Chimamanda Adichie to receive prestigious US honorary degree
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Chimamanda Adichie to receive prestigious US honorary degree

Chimamanda Adichie is one of eight distinguished achievers set to receive an honorary degree from the Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, United States. Adichie who earned a prestigious creative writing master’s from the university, She is joined by filmmaker Spike Lee, Nobel Prize winner Richard Axel and Ellen M Heller, Maryland’s first woman to become an […]

The race is on for Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016
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The race is on for Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016

The race is on for Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016 with 173 entries being received by the judges in Lagos on Wednesday 27th April 2016. The Nigerian prize for Literate worth US$100,000 to the winner is sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited and rotates among four genres – fiction, poetry, drama and children’s literature. This year […]