Sitawa Namwalie speaks on displacement at Goethe Nairobi
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Sitawa Namwalie speaks on displacement at Goethe Nairobi

Syria is on fire. Between the Syrian government and the terror group ISIS, a human crisis has hit the world, resulting in one of the biggest tragedies of displacement in recent memory. One of the countries offering refuge to the displaced Syrians is Germany. Renowned German author Tanja Dückers will be the first guest expected […]

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o story stars in latest Jalada Anthology
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Ngugi Wa Thiong’o story stars in latest Jalada Anthology

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s story The Upright Revolution (or Why Humans Walk Upright) is the story at the centre of Jalada Africa’s latest anthology dubbed The Translation Issue. The story which was initially written in Kikuyu and translated into English by Kenya’s leading author is a folk tale about the human body parts and a battle […]

Abuja Writers Forum convenes for March 2016 edition
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Abuja Writers Forum convenes for March 2016 edition

The Abuja Writers Forum curated by Dr Emman Shehu convened on Saturday 26th March 2016 at the Nanet Suites in Nigeria’s capital city. So what were you up to on Saturday night? Well if you are in Abuja and love the written word then the best option is the Abuja Writers Forum which happens on the […]

Ghana Voices Series for 2016 kicks off
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Ghana Voices Series for 2016 kicks off

The Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe Institute will kick off the first reading in the Ghana Voices Series for 2016 this Wednesday, 30th March 2016. It will be a cracker as the event hosted at the Goethe Institute, 30 Kakramadu Close, East Cantonments, Accra will feature contributors of the Writers Project of Ghana’s 2015 […]

Meet the Ebedi International Writers Residency fellows for March 2016
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Meet the Ebedi International Writers Residency fellows for March 2016

The Ebedi International Writers Residency fellows for March/April 2016 are Blessing Christopher, Farida Adamu, Mariam Sule and Funke Awofeso. These four writers are currently ensconced in the lush hills of Iseyin town hopefully bringing us the next big African novel. The Ebedi International Writer’s Residency located in Iseyin town, Oyo State Nigeria is a one […]

Literary Crossroads features Nigerian and Kenyan authors
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Literary Crossroads features Nigerian and Kenyan authors

Literary Crossroads is a new series of talks hosted at the Goethe in three African cities where writers meet colleagues from all over the world and from the African diaspora. At these events in Nairobi, Johannesburg and Lagos they discuss trends, topics and themes prevalent in their literatures today. The first of the events in 2016 […]

Why the Writing Workshop – Zukiswa Wanner
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Why the Writing Workshop – Zukiswa Wanner

Over a year ago, I started writing a column in the literary pages of the Saturday Nation. In that time, the bulk of the emails I have received from prospective Kenyan writers largely have a request and a complaint. The request is to find out whether I will be doing any writing workshops and if […]

Images and videos from Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 ceremony
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Images and videos from Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 ceremony

It was a big night for poet and novelist Fiston Mwanza Mujila on Saturday, 19th March 2016 as he was announced the winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature for his first novel, Tram 83. Originally written in French, Tram 83 was translated into English by Roland Glasser and published by Deep Vellum. 35-year-old Mujila is the first Francophone […]

Africa’s biggest author association prize callout
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Africa’s biggest author association prize callout

The Association of Nigerian Authors has made a call out for its 2016 literary prize. The association which had Chinua Achebe as founding chairman is looking for entries in the following categories. The prize money is put alongside. ANA Prize for Poetry (published & unpublished) – N 100,000 2. ANA Prize for Prose Fiction (published […]