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A review of Fiona Snyckers’ Now Following you.

Book: Now Following You Author: Fiona Snyckers Publisher: Modjaji Books Year of publication: 215 Number of pages: 306 Genre: Fiction, thriller In Now Following You, Jamie Burchell is a hotel trained woman in her late twenties who lives in a Johannesburg suburb and co-owns a popular café/eatery called Delucia with former schoolmate Pumla Maseko. By […]

Hargeysa International Book Fair 2016: Ghana and Leadership
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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2016: Ghana and Leadership

The 9th Hargeysa International Book Fair is set to happen in Hargeysa, Somaliland from 23 to 28 July. The festival theme for this year is Leadership and the partner country is Ghana. The book fair will explore the theme of leadership, and its connection to art, culture, and creativity. Who are our leaders, past and present? […]

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World Storytelling Day 2016 in Nairobi will be epic!

World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling celebrated every year on (or near) March 20th. This year the day with the theme “Strong Women” will have a special event in Nairobi called, Re-imagined! A Magical Day of Storytelling. The magical world of stories will be recreated in Nairobi for […]

Thando Mgqolozana-powered Time of the Writer 2016 set to slay
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Thando Mgqolozana-powered Time of the Writer 2016 set to slay

The 19th Time of The Writer festival under the theme Decolonising The Book is set to happen 14 to 19 March in Durban, South Africa. The festival organized by the UKZN Centre for Creative Arts in partnership with the eThekwini Municipality will include a change in venues and a special programme. As usual you can […]

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Meet the Africans on the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2016 shortlist

Egyptian Mohamed Rabie and Morocco Tareq Bakari are the two Africans on the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2016 shortlist announced today. For those just hearing about this prize, The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is an annual literary prize run with the support of the Booker Prize Foundation in London and funded by the TCA […]

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CACE announces guidelines for Writivism Short Story Prize 2016

The Writivism Short Story Prize is an annual award for emerging African writers administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE). The prize which was started in 2015 by was won by Pemi Aguda. The race for the new prize winner is officially on with our friends at CACE announcing the guidelines for the […]

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Trevor Noah’s 3 million dollar book deal

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has penned a 3 million dollar book deal with Spiegel & Grau an imprint of Random House. We all love Trevor Noah at here JamesMurua.com; this happened when we encountered his Daywalker DVD in 2011. Subsequent DVDs Crazy Normal and That’s Racist ensured that we followed his progress around […]