Modern African Tales contest launched at World Storytelling Day
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Modern African Tales contest launched at World Storytelling Day

A global contest for modern African folk Tales called Re-imagined! was launched at the World Storytelling Day celebrations in Nairobi on Saturday. The contest is curated by Maimouna Jallow. Re-imagined! is a global online storytelling contest inviting African writers, poets, playwrights and journalists to re-invent and update the African folktale for a new millennium. The challenge is […]

World Storytelling Day 2016 marked in Nairobi
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World Storytelling Day 2016 marked in Nairobi

World Storytelling Day is an annual celebration of the art of oral storytelling celebrated all over the world on or near March 20th. On this day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. In Nairobi, the events […]

Etisalat Prize for African literature tomorrow (free tickets)
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Etisalat Prize for African literature tomorrow (free tickets)

All literary roads in Lagos, Nigeria head to the Intercontinental Hotel on Victoria Island as the winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 is announced tomorrow. The event will see either Penny Busetto, Fiston Mwanza Mujila or Rehana Rossouw go home much richer than they were at the beginning of the ceremony. There were […]

Images from Time of the writer 2016
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Images from Time of the writer 2016

The Time of the Writer 2016 started on March 14th, 2016 in Durban with writers from around the continent converging on the South Africa seaside city. The festival with the theme “Decolonising the book” ended on March 19th this year. The festival which is the longest running in Africa’s most Southernmost country started slowly with […]

Femrite is turning 20! (Invitation for their conference)
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Femrite is turning 20! (Invitation for their conference)

The Uganda Women Writers Association popularly known as Femrite is celebrating twenty years as an organisation this year. Femrite was founded when women writers gathered on the office of Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut at the Makerere University in 1996. Okurut was a lecturer in the Literature Department at the time. It was attended by Lillian Tindyebwa, […]