Mulumba Ivan Matthias launches ‘The Honking’ and ‘Rumblings of a Tree’
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Mulumba Ivan Matthias launches ‘The Honking’ and ‘Rumblings of a Tree’

Ugandan writer Mulumba Ivan Matthias launched his two books The Honking and Rumblings of a Tree in Kampala, Uganda on August 10, 2017. Mulumba Ivan Matthias initially born in Masaka District in the Central Region of Uganda and now based in Kampala has the day job of valuation surveyor. In 2012, he produced Poetry In […]

Andrée-Marie Diagne Bonané wins Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation award 2017
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Andrée-Marie Diagne Bonané wins Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation award 2017

Senegalese writer Andrée-Marie Diagne Bonané is the winner of the Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation African Writer´s Residency Award (AWRA) 2017. The Goethe-Institut & Sylt Foundation African Writer´s Residency Award (AWRA) provides a two months stay in a subsidized apartment to writers of contemporary African literature, who engage with current themes and concerns related to Africa […]

“The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” announces longlist
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“The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!” announces longlist

The team organising The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!, a short story competition open to all Africans, has announced its longlist today. The Short Story is Dead, Long Live The Short Story! is a competition set up by South African based Black Letter Media which involves a short story call out […]

Munachim Amah and Charles King win Writivism 2017 writing prizes
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Munachim Amah and Charles King win Writivism 2017 writing prizes

Munachim Amah and Charles King are the winners of this year’s Writivism 2017 prizes for fiction and nonfiction. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Kampala, Uganda on August 19 as part of Writivism Festival 2017. The Writivism initiative has two prizes for writing. The fiction prize is called the Writivism Short Story Prize […]

Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo win University of Johannesburg Prize 2017
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Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo win University of Johannesburg Prize 2017

Nthikeng Mohlele and Mohale Mashigo are the University of Johannesburg Prize 2017 winners. The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English, also known as the UJ Prize, was instituted in 2006. It comprises two prizes, a main prize and a debut prize, given annually for “the best original creative work in English […]

Kariuki wa Nyamu wins Babishai Haiku Prize 2017 in Kampala
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Kariuki wa Nyamu wins Babishai Haiku Prize 2017 in Kampala

Kenyan writer Kariuki wa Nyamu is the winner of the Babishai Haiku Prize 2017. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Kampala, Uganda on August 6, 2017. The second edition of Babishai Haiku 2017 prize kicked off earlier in the year with a call out for submissions. African poets who had not published a […]

Literature Gabfest 2017 for Kampala in September
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Literature Gabfest 2017 for Kampala in September

Literature Gabfest, a new literary festival, will be hosted at the Studios on Seventh, Kampala from September 9-10, 2017. There’s a new literary festival in Uganda called the Literature Gabfest organized by Book Enthusiasts in Kampala. As you know, a gabfest is a conference or other gathering with prolonged talking; in this case the talking […]

Zakes Mda to headline South Africa Book Fair 2017 in September
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Zakes Mda to headline South Africa Book Fair 2017 in September

The headline act for the South African Book Fair 2017 set to happen from September 8-10 is legendary author Zakes Mda. The festival theme is the “Writing Revolution.” The South African Book Fair 2017 will be happening at Museum Africa in Johannesburg. The South African Book Fair, now owned by the South African Book Development […]

Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 longlist announced
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Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017 longlist announced

The longlist for the richest prize in African literature, the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017, has been announced today. The Nigerian Prize for Literature set up in 2004 annually rotates among four genres – Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Children’s literature. Previous winners of the prize are Gabriel Okara (co-winner, 2004, poetry) and Professor Ezenwa Ohaeto […]