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Donald Molosi on winning Bessie Head Short Story Awards.

The winner of this year’s Bessie Head Short Story Awards 2015 is Donald Molosi his story The Biggest Continent. He gets the first place prize money of 2 000 pula (about R2 900) courtesy of Diamond Educational Publishers. He was awarded ahead of Siyanda Mohutsiwa came second for And Then We Disappeared into Some Guy’s […]

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Caine Prize 2016 judging panel announced

The Caine Prize for African Writing judging panel has been announced today. The panel of judges will be chaired by the distinguished author and broadcaster Delia Jarrett-Macauley. She will be joined by the acclaimed film, television and voice actor, Adjoa Andoh; the writer and founding member of the Nairobi based writers’ collective, Storymoja, and founder […]

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Richard Oduor Oduku on British Science Fiction Association Awards longlist

Richard Oduor Oduku joins other writers on the long list for the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards for his story eNGAGEMENT that featured in Jalada Afrofutures. He has been nominated in the short story category. So what at these awards? The BSFA awards are presented annually by the British Science Fiction Association, based on […]

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Storymoja kick off the year with a bang

Storymoja Publishers is known worldwide for their festival the Storymoja Festival that happens in September every year. The thing about them is that as the name of the organisation states, it is a publishing outfit not just an organiser of festivals. The outfit has started 2016 with a bang as they do a variety of […]

African literary festivals you can attend in 2016
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African literary festivals you can attend in 2016

What a year 2015 was where African literary festivals were concerned. A record number showcased some of the coolest people and their writing in various spaces around on this rock that we live on. It looks like it’s not letting up as there are very many events for this year. Here are some of the […]

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Three spaces to get your Christmas book orders

The Christmas holidays are upon us ladies and gentlemen. Like any good bibliophile, you will probably be giving books to your family and friends. If this is the case here are three options for you the eager buyer. 1) Magunga Online Bookstore Young Magunga has waded into the murky waters of distributing books with the […]

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Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 Shortlist announced

Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Penny Busetto and Rehana Rossouw are the three shortlisted authors for the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015. The shortlisted writers will be rewarded with a sponsored multi-city book tour and will also have 1,000 copies of their books purchased by Etisalat for distribution to schools, libraries and book clubs across the Continent. […]