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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 3 thrills and spills

The action in the hottest literary festival happening right now continued in the biggest city in Somaliland on Monday. We had been enjoying the rich literary offering and world class friendliness of the people of Hargeisa and it didn’t look like it was changing any time in the near future. There were many panels that […]

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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day two expands horizons

The second day of the festival dawned bright and early for us at the biggest literary festival in the Horn of Africa. The day was filled with many activities for those were searching to find something to learn what’s new and happening in the African literary game. The days here have been very warm meaning […]

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The ladies’ Fresh Paint 2 anthology is here

Fresh Paint II is the second anthology of poems and short stories by Kenyan women done as partnership between Goethe-Institut Kenya and AMKA. The anthology includes the writing of Nduta Waweru, Linda Musita, Maimouna Jallow, Consolata Mutua and Gloria Mwaniga. The anthology was launched with an event at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi on Thursday […]

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Chijioke Amu Nnadi for poetry reading in Minna

Nigerian poet Chijioke Amu Nnadi is something of legend in the poetry business. He is the winner of the 2002 ANA Poetry Prize (the fire within), 2013 ANA Poetry Prize (through the window of a sandcastle) and 2014 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry (through the window of a sandcastle). Amu Nnadi will be doing […]

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Rwanda Anthology longlist announced

I have been keeping you abreast of an exciting new project coming out of Rwanda. Huza Press a publisher in the country are currently in the process of coming out with a new anthology with stories from the East African country. The publisher has just announced the writers who are in the running for the […]

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South African Book Fair 2015 is here

The South African Book Fair 2015 will be happening from tomorrow 31st July until August 2nd at the Turbine Hall, Newtown, Johannesburg. The theme for this year’s fair is #DiscoverYourBookself as the organisers believe that the books we read shape us and they are certain you’ll find your ‘bookself’ here. So what will the plan […]