Shadreck Chikoti’s Imagine Africa 500 anthology out on April 30

The Imagine Africa 500 anthology featuring some of the continent’s leading names in speculative fiction this month. It will make its online debut on April…

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Nigerians, South Africans feature on Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 shortlist

Four South Africans and three Nigerians featured on the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 announced earlier today. The Nigerians are Lausdeus Chiegboka, Enyeribe Ibegwam and…

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Pemi Aguda is first Writivism Stellenbosch University writing residency recipient

Pemi Aguda is the first recipient of the new residency for African writers announced today by the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) and South…

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Caine Prize Workshop 2016 in Zambia concludes

The annual Caine Prize Workshop ended yesterday at the Chaminuka Lodge near Lusaka, Zambia. The participants included previous winners of the Caine Prize, those shortlisted…

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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…

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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…

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Shakara Baby-chicks and Locomotive Tales: Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s Tram 83 By Ato Quayson

  Fiston Mwanza Mujila was the winner of the most recent Etisalat Prize for Literature in a ceremony in Lagos on 19th March 2016. The…

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