Etisalat Prize for African literature tomorrow (free tickets)
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Etisalat Prize for African literature tomorrow (free tickets)

All literary roads in Lagos, Nigeria head to the Intercontinental Hotel on Victoria Island as the winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 is announced tomorrow. The event will see either Penny Busetto, Fiston Mwanza Mujila or Rehana Rossouw go home much richer than they were at the beginning of the ceremony. There were […]

Images from Time of the writer 2016
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Images from Time of the writer 2016

The Time of the Writer 2016 started on March 14th, 2016 in Durban with writers from around the continent converging on the South Africa seaside city. The festival with the theme “Decolonising the book” ended on March 19th this year. The festival which is the longest running in Africa’s most Southernmost country started slowly with […]

Femrite is turning 20! (Invitation for their conference)
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Femrite is turning 20! (Invitation for their conference)

The Uganda Women Writers Association popularly known as Femrite is celebrating twenty years as an organisation this year. Femrite was founded when women writers gathered on the office of Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut at the Makerere University in 1996. Okurut was a lecturer in the Literature Department at the time. It was attended by Lillian Tindyebwa, […]

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Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s sophomore novel for April 1

Sarah Ladipo Manyika has announced on her website that her second novel, Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun will be making is entry to the market on April 1st, 2016. Manyika who was born and raised in Nigeria and has also lived in Kenya, France, and England stormed into the African literary conscious in 2008 with […]

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Burt Awards Kenya 2016 finalists announced

The finalists for the Burt Awards Kenya 2016 was announced at a breakfast at the Nairobi Safari Club last week. The award celebrates writers of Young Adult fiction. The Burt Awards which are administered by the National Book Development Council of Kenya are one of the richest in the region with writers going home with […]

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Images from the Zukiswa Wanner, Panashe Chigumadzi Goethe event

There was a huge turnout at the Goethe Institut for the Literary Crossroads event called Quo Vadis Africa: The Power of Words – The Words of Power last night. The event which was moderated by the columnist and radio personality Ndumiso Ngcobo featured Zukiswa Wanner and Panashe Chigumadzi. The writing community in Johannesburg turned out to support […]