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 […]

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Donald Molosi on winning Bessie Head Short Story Awards.

The winner of this year’s Bessie Head Short Story Awards 2015 is Donald Molosi his story The Biggest Continent. He gets the first place prize money of 2 000 pula (about R2 900) courtesy of Diamond Educational Publishers. He was awarded ahead of Siyanda Mohutsiwa came second for And Then We Disappeared into Some Guy’s […]

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Caine Prize 2016 judging panel announced

The Caine Prize for African Writing judging panel has been announced today. The panel of judges will be chaired by the distinguished author and broadcaster Delia Jarrett-Macauley. She will be joined by the acclaimed film, television and voice actor, Adjoa Andoh; the writer and founding member of the Nairobi based writers’ collective, Storymoja, and founder […]

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Richard Oduor Oduku on British Science Fiction Association Awards longlist

Richard Oduor Oduku joins other writers on the long list for the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards for his story eNGAGEMENT that featured in Jalada Afrofutures. He has been nominated in the short story category. So what at these awards? The BSFA awards are presented annually by the British Science Fiction Association, based on […]