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Donald Molosi for New York, USA

Donald Molosi and Chinelo Okparanta will be making an appearance at The Mantle and Shakespeare & Co in New York, USA to read from their latest work and discuss the integral role history plays in their work. We all love Donald on this side of the pond. Many of us were introduced to him at […]

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Sillerman First Book Prize 2016 open for writers

The Sillerman First Book Prize has started to become one of the best prizes for African poets to show their chops in world poetry. Past winners of the prize include 2014 winner Ladan Osman and 2013 winner Clifton Gachagua, whose collection Madman at Kilifi was released as part of this year’s African Poetry Book series. […]

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A snapshot of the Namibian Book Fair 2015

The Namibian Book Fair happened this October at the Polytechnic of Namibia and Franco Namibian Cultural Centre both of which are based in Windhoek the capital of the Southern African nation. The first edition of the Namibia Book Fair happened in 2012 and was organized by Yambeka, the Franco Namibia Cultural Centre (FNCC) and the […]

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2015 Short Story Day Africa Prize Shortlist announced

Short Story Day Africa has just announced the short list for the R10 000 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction. Over 450 entries were received for the Prize from over two dozen countries, from writers both living on the African continent and in the African diaspora. These were cut down to 21 in […]

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Writivism 2016 Workshop Facilitators announced

The facilitators who will be running the 2016 writing workshops in cities around the continent have been announced. They will be Yewande Omotoso, Edwige-Renee Dro, Richard Ali Mutu, Sitawa Namwalie and Mamadou Diallo. We have covered Yewande Omotoso a lot on this blog; she has been very active in the writing thing for the last […]

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600 posts as we welcome in the new JamesMurua.com

JamesMurua.com has a new look and feel to it after 599 posts and two years and three months.
This blog has been running for the last two years and something on love and passion. The project has been welcomed by many and I am happy to have played a small part in the African literary tradition.

Kampala Writer’s Conference 2015: Wairimu Mwangi’s photos
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Kampala Writer’s Conference 2015: Wairimu Mwangi’s photos

So from 6-11 October folks from all over the place were in Kampala for the Kampala Writer’s Conference 2015. This is a conference that makes all of us realise yet again that the Uganda literature industry is not playing anymore. So the conference at the Pan-African Freedom Square organisers Kahini invited writers from any country […]