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
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.
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
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
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
Gillian Slovo and Helon Habila are two of those who will be judging the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016. In September, I mentioned that the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Its official ladies. Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma’s novel The Fishermen is the winner of the inaugural FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Fiction Award. Obioma beat other worthy candidates on the shortlist Kenya’s
The sixth edition of the 2015 Maktaba Awards, which recognises Kenya’s best libraries, was held at the Nairobi National Museum on Tuesday Evening. Libraries are very important as they are