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The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation 2016 poetry prizes

The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation have announced a call out for its prizes for 2016. In previous years, the foundation had the Babishai Poetry Award which has been running since 2009. Previous winners of the prize include Adeeko Ibukun (2015), Tom Jalio (2014), Rashida Namulondo (2013), Susan Piwang (2012), Sanyu Kisaka (2011), Sophie Alal Brenda […]

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A review of Panashe Chigumadzi’s Sweet Medicine

Book: Sweet Medicine Author: Panashe Chigumadzi Publisher: Blackbird Books Publication Date: 2015 Number of pages: 201 Genre: Fiction Sweet Medicine, debut novel of Zimbabwean-born South Africa resident Panashe Chigumadzi, is the story of Tsitsi. Tsitsi was raised in Harare but went to a rural school do her O and A Levels. She ends up back […]

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Short Story Day Africa announce 2016 anthology theme

Short Story Day Africa have just announced the theme for their 2016 anthology; Migrations. Short Story Day Africa brings together writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, teachers and school children from all over the globe to write, submit, read, workshop and discuss stories – and foster the love of reading and writing African fiction. They have brought […]

Casablanca International Book Fair 2016 closes
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Casablanca International Book Fair 2016 closes

The Casablanca International Publishing and Book Fair 2016 better known in French as the Salon International de l’Edition et du Livre (SIEL) happened from 12-22 February in Morocco’s capital city. The festival, which runs under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, included a rich and diversified program with the participation of 650 publishers from 44 […]

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN WRITE FICTION?

Sankara Communication will let award-winning novelist, short-story writer, 2015 Etisalat Prize for Fiction judge and Saturday Nation columnist Zukiswa Wanner decide that in her bi-monthly writing workshops from April until June. The workshops will culminate in a published anthology of short stories and yours could be one of them. So how do you become a […]

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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 […]