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 […]

Eboka Chukwudi Peter is Saraba Manuscript Prize winner
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Eboka Chukwudi Peter is Saraba Manuscript Prize winner

Eboka Chukwudi Peter is the winner in the fiction category of the inaugural Saraba Manuscript Prize for his manuscript Mosaic: Stitches of Stories Lived, Stories Learned and Stories Told. Eboka who beat the other shortlisted entries was announced winner by the judges Rotimi Babatunde, Azafi Omoluabi-Ogosi, and Eghosa Imasuen. Eboka Chukwudi Peter who is from Delta State, Nigeria grew up […]

Africans miss out on International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2016
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Africans miss out on International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2016

Egyptian Mohamed Rabie and Moroccan Tareq Bakari missed out as the winner of the ninth International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) was announced on Tuesday, 26th April at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi in the UAE. The $50,000 prize money and English translation of his novel went to Palestinian born Brit Rabai al-Madhoun for his novel Destinies: […]

Okot P’Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation launched
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Okot P’Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation launched

The Okot P’Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation for emerging African poets was recently announced. The one-off award will be administered by the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) will celebrate fifty years since the publication of Okot P’Bitek’s Song of Lawino. Okot P’Bitek was a legendary poet from Uganda who became immediately immortal when his […]