African Writers Trust workshop call out
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African Writers Trust workshop call out

So you want to be better at this literature thing? Want to up your game as someone in the publishing industry as an editor or writer? Then you need to be in Kampala in October as our friends from the African Writers Trust (AWT) have just announced their 3rd Editorial and Publishing Training workshop in […]

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FT/Oppenheimer Fund Emerging Voices shortlists announced

A few weeks ago I talked about this amazing new opportunity for African creatives from the Oppenheimer fund supported by Financial Times. Oppenheimer for those a conglomerate that made their millions in the diamond times while the Financial Times are a leading media voice from Europe. The Emerging Voices awards are aimed at various creative […]

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African Writers Trust workshop call out

So you want to be better at this literature thing? Want to up your game as someone in the publishing industry as an editor or writer? Then you need to be in Kampala in October as our friends from the African Writers Trust (AWT) have just announced their 3rd Editorial and Publishing Training workshop in […]

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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 6 ends dramatically

On the closing day of the Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015, a festival that brought people from fourteen countries from around the world together to Hargeisa, there were still panels. The panel on Knowledge Production and Somali studies with Dr Siyam Rayale, Nimo Ali and Yusuf Serunkuma as discussants promised to be engaging. The panel […]

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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 5 winding it down

The Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015 is winding down to the sadness of delegates, both local and international, who are interacting, learning and have become friends with one another. There were several highlights from this day. One of these was the luncheon that the Mansour Hotel, which is where all international guests stayed, gave. At […]

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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 4 is getting hot in here

As the delegates from around the world get even more acclimatised to the land and people of Somaliland the festival gets better and better. August 4th was the fourth day of the festival and we were now firmly in the second half of activities. There were panels galore with moderators who would grill panelists about […]