Association of Nigerian Authors/Yusuf Ali workshop participants announced
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Association of Nigerian Authors/Yusuf Ali workshop participants announced

For the last three years, the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has run the ANA/Yusuf Ali Reading Campaign with generous funding from Yusuf Ali SAN, an eminent Nigerian lawyer and strong supporter of literature. These campaigns have been executed at the local chapter level and have been exclusively targeted at secondary schools, getting students to […]

South African Literary Awards 2015 nominees announced
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South African Literary Awards 2015 nominees announced

Celebrating 10 years of growth and exhilarating success, the South African Literary Awards (SALA) will honour over 10 South African authors at a celebratory awards ceremony to be held at Tshwane Events Centre, Tshwane, Gauteng Province on November 7, 2015. The awards given are the Poetry Award, Literary Translators Award, Lifetime Achievement Literary Award, Posthumous […]

Jamaican Marlon James is the Man Booker Prize winner 2015
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Jamaican Marlon James is the Man Booker Prize winner 2015

They announced the winner for the Man Booker Prize 2015 and the winner is Jamaican novelist Marlon James for his book A Brief History of Seven Killings. He has published two other novels, The Book of Night Women and John Crow’s Devil. He beat Chigozie Obioma whose entry The Fishermen was in the running as […]

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Expound Magazine seeks out your submissions

EXPOUND is an online magazine that aims to celebrate new literature published by Nigerian Wale Owoade who is also its managing editor. The publication aims at reengineering African Literature by bridging the differences between writings from Africa and other parts of the world. Expound is currently working on its fourth annual Special Issue, The Dirty […]

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No ladies and gentlemen, Ngugi Didn’t win the Nobel Prize 2015

They have just announced the Nobel Prize for Literature and the winner this year is…. once again, despite unfounded rumours, most definitely NOT Ngugi. Its Svetlana Alexievich a Belarusian investigative journalist, ornithologist and prose writer. We can all wait for the speculation from the world media that you’d expect to ensue; Did the Nobel committee […]

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Sevhage Literary Festival 2015 for Makurdi, Nigeria

Another day, another African literary festival. This time round the host is Makurdi the capital of the state Benue in Nigeria and the festival is the Sevhage Literary Festival. The Sevhage Literary Festival is organised by the Sevhage Imprint of Vershage Publishers. These are also the folks behind Sevhage Reviews that publication we all love […]

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Catapult Publishing seeks your submissions

Catapult Publishing publishes critically acclaimed literary fiction and narrative nonfiction books under the direction of our editor in chief, Pat Strachan. The US based organisation also has a web magazine led by web editor in chief, Yuka Igarashi. This October, the folks at Catapult tell me that they are looking for book-length, unpublished manuscripts from […]

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African Writers Trust (AWT) workshop participants announced

The African Writers Trust (AWT) has announced the writers who have qualified for the third Editorial and Publishing Training workshop take place in Kampala, Uganda This call out which I told folks about has come to its logical conclusion and the list of the writers from the horn of Africa heading to “KLA” is 12 […]

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Ake Festival/Air France Prize For Prose & Photography

So thus November will be one of those African literary festival heavy months and the biggest events will be happening in Nigeria. Two of these will be the Lagos Books and Arts Festival (Labaf) and the Ake Arts and Book Festival which will be happening in Abeokuta. The Ake Festival is the younger of the two […]