Scholastique Mukasonga is French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017 finalist
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Scholastique Mukasonga is French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017 finalist

Scholastique Mukasonga book Cockroaches is a finalist for French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017. It was translated from French into English by Jordan Stump and published by Archipelago Books. The French-American Foundation with the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, has awarded annual translation prizes for the best translation from French to English in fiction and […]

Raïssa Kamaliza wins Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016
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Raïssa Kamaliza wins Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016

Raïssa Kamaliza is the winner of the The Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 announced at a ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda on March 18, 2017. Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 announced the winner of the most prestigious prize in Rwandan writing at a colourful ceremony in the nation’s capital. This year’s winner Raïssa Kamaliza […]

Short Story Day Africa 2017 callout includes new theme unveiling
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Short Story Day Africa 2017 callout includes new theme unveiling

Short Story Day Africa 2017 has unveiled the theme for writers who wish to submit to the prize. The theme for the 2017 cycle is “ID.” Short Story Day Africa was established to celebrate the diversity of Africa’s voices and tell you who we really are; what we love; love to eat, read, write about. […]

Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced
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Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced

Ten poets have made the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced today. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize launched in 2012 is a major annual poetry prize of £3000, aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. Now in its fifth year, the Prize is sponsored by Brunel University London […]

Alain Mabanckou makes Man Booker International Prize 2017 Longlist
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Alain Mabanckou makes Man Booker International Prize 2017 Longlist

Alain Mabanckou is on the Man Booker International Prize 2017 Longlist that has been announced today. The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every year for a single book, which is translated into English and published in the UK. Both novels and short-story collections are eligible. The work of translators is equally rewarded, with the […]

Umutoni, Mbue, Shire, Gyasi, Okorafor make OkayAfrica’s 100 Women list.
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Umutoni, Mbue, Shire, Gyasi, Okorafor make OkayAfrica’s 100 Women list.

Nnedi Okorafor, Louise Umutoni, Imbolo Mbue, Warsan Shire, Yaa Gyasi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Okwiri Oduor made OkayAfrica’s 100 Women list. OkayAfrica is a popular website for Africans on the continent and in the diaspora dedicated to African culture, music and politics. The influential website compiled what it calls “OkayAfrica’s 100 Women;” an influential group […]

Dr Bibi Bakare-Yusuf gives keynote address at Uganda International Writers Conference 2017
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Dr Bibi Bakare-Yusuf gives keynote address at Uganda International Writers Conference 2017

Dr Bibi Bakare-Yusuf gave the keynote address at the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017 on March 6th in Kampala. Bibi the co-founder and publishing director at Cassava Republic Press was the keynote speaker at the Fairway Hotel in Kampala as she addressed publishing industry professionals. The topic of her address would be The Current State […]

Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa signed to Sooo Many Stories
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Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa signed to Sooo Many Stories

Cape Town based storyteller Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa has signed to Ugandan publisher Sooo Many Stories. She will be launching her memoir Flame and Song on April 4th, 2017 in Kampala. Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa comes from literary royalty. She is the daughter of legendary Ugandan poet, Henry Barlow, who is most famous for writing the iconic, […]

Lucilio Manjate wins inaugural Eduardo Costely-White Literature Prize
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Lucilio Manjate wins inaugural Eduardo Costely-White Literature Prize

Mozambican writer Lucílio Manjate has won the first edition of the Eduardo Costley-White literary prize with his work “Rabhia”, the Portuguese-American Development Foundation (FLAD) announced today. Our good friend JESSEMUSSE CACINDA reports from Maputo in Mozambique. The Lusophone – American Foundation for development, FLAD AFRICA, started a new literary prize to promote the new African […]