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A review of Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s Season of Crimson Blossoms

Book: Season of Crimson Blossoms Author: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim Publisher: Parresia Books Year of publication: 2015 Number of pages: 345 Genre: Fiction Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is not an unknown name in the world of African literature. Some of his many accolades include being shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African writing, a BBC African performance […]

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Super Thursday: Zukiswa Wanner, Panashe Chigumadzi and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Zukiswa Wanner, Panashe Chigumadzi and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim will be in discussions about their work in Abuja and Johannesburg today. It’s a Super Thursday as far as we are concerned as some of the more well regarded names in the African literature are concerned talk about their work in unrelated events in two African cities. […]

Angolan, Congolese make Man Booker International Prize 2016 longlist
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Angolan, Congolese make Man Booker International Prize 2016 longlist

DR Congo’s Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Angola’s José Eduardo Agualusa made the Man Booker International Prize longlist that was announced today. The longlisted two join the last 13 books of 155 books gunning to win the prize dedicated to celebrating the finest in global fiction. The prize is sponsored by Man Group, one of the […]

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Kinyanjui Kombani books set for Rwanda Education

Kinyanjui Kombani is one of Kenya’s more well-known writers in town in recent times with his two novels The Last Villains of Molo (our review) and Den of Inequities. He has also written a few nonfiction books. The writer today announced to the world that two of his books are set to be used in […]

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Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2016 shortlist out

The Brunel University African Poetry Prize is a poetry prize of £3000 aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. The prize is open to African poets worldwide and each poet has to submit 10 poems to be eligible. It is sponsored by Brunel University London and Commonwealth Writers. Previous winner of the […]

Petina Gappah makes Baileys Women’s Prize for fiction 2016 longlist
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Petina Gappah makes Baileys Women’s Prize for fiction 2016 longlist

It seems quite appropriate that the longlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for fiction would be announced today on International Women’s Day. The longlist for the prize now in its twentieth year and worth UK pounds 30,000 to the winner includes Zimbabwe’s Petina Gappah for her sophomore effort The Book of Memory. The longlist was […]

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Saraba’s latest issue comes with poetry chapbook (yes it’s all free)

Saraba one of the pioneer magazines where the literary game online is concerned founded by Dami Ajayi and Emmanuel Iduma is celebrating its seventh year. To celebrate this, our friends from Saraba have just unleashed their latest issue, the eighteenth one, and this one is called The Crime Issue. There’s a wonderful addition to this […]

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No Africans for Windham Campbell Prize in 2016

There were no Africans in the Windham Campbell Prize selections that were announced earlier in the month. Sob. So every year, we all eagerly look through our emails hoping to hear that we are the winners of the coolest awards on the planet. This award was founded by lifelong partners, Donald Windham and Sandy M. […]

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The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Non Fiction 2016 call out

The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Non Fiction is an annual award for non-fiction by emerging African writers resident in Ghana administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE). This award is open to Ghanaian writers but in future will have other African nationals. So who is this Koffi Addo y0u ask? Nana Koffi […]

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The Abena Korantemaa Writivism Prize for Oral History 2016

The Abena Korantemaa Writivism Prize for Oral History is an annual award for Oral History by emerging African writers and storytellers resident in Ghana administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE).  Abena Korantemaa, 100 years old, is regarded as the matriarch of her family clan, she is popularly known as ‘Maa Fri’. She […]