South Africa Children’s Book Fair 2017 set to rock Jozi
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South Africa Children’s Book Fair 2017 set to rock Jozi

The South Africa Children’s Book Fair 2017 is set to happen at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg in Johannesburg from June 15-18, 2017. Some of the guests to feature include Philani Dladla, Nosipho Shabalala, Azrah Osman, Dr Gcina Mhlophe, James Murua and Cath Alexander. In 2009, A Book for Every Child Foundation with Vuyokazi Biyana […]

Richard Ali’s view of the Jalada Mobile Festival 2017 in Kampala
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Richard Ali’s view of the Jalada Mobile Festival 2017 in Kampala

The Jalada Mobile Festival has been visiting cities around East Africa bringing its unique view of the African literary scene on its festival bus. RICHARD ALI who is travelling with the caravan gives us his view from Kampala, Uganda. The Jalada Mobile Festival (hashtag #JaladaFestival) is now in Kampala with the festival bus arriving at […]

Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor to feature at Nigerian World Speech Day celebrations
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Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor to feature at Nigerian World Speech Day celebrations

Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor is a speaker at Nigerian World Speech Day celebrations. Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor isn’t a new names to the readers of this blog. The Nigerian electrical engineer came to our attention when he was longlisted for last year’s Short Story Day Africa cycle that was eventually won by Sibongile Fischer. He was also […]

Images and videos from the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017
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Images and videos from the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017

Here are images and videos from the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017. The Uganda International Writers Conference 2017 was hosted at the Fairway Hotel from March 6-8, 2017. The events in the East African capital saw writers, publishers and other interested parties take part in discussions about the business of publishing in Africa. Some of […]

Yewande Omotoso, Ayobami Adebayo make Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 longlist
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Yewande Omotoso, Ayobami Adebayo make Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 longlist

Yewande Omotoso and Ayobami Adebayo are on the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 longlist that has been announced on the International Day for Women. The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction has announced the longlist of what is considered the leading prize aimed at celebrating women fiction writers with the winning author receiving £30,000 in […]

Kemigisha, Asinde, Prof Erapu, Umutoni talk about the current state of African publishing
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Kemigisha, Asinde, Prof Erapu, Umutoni talk about the current state of African publishing

  Precious Kemigisha, Regina Asinde, Prof Laban Erapu, Louise Umutoni talked about the current state of African publishing at the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017. They would also be moderated by Elone Natumanya. The panel begun with what is starting to be a thing at this space as the moderator asked the panellists to introduce […]

Kagumiire, Kakoma and Nabagereka kick off Uganda International Writers Conference 2017
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Kagumiire, Kakoma and Nabagereka kick off Uganda International Writers Conference 2017

Rosebell Kagumiire, Nyana Kakoma and Zaahida Nabagereka were the first panellists at the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017 in Kampala, Uganda. They were moderated by Elone Natumanya. The third edition of the Uganda International Writers Conference 2017 kicked off on March 6th at the Fairway Hotel in Kampala, Uganda. The conference was organised by our […]

Literary events across Africa for March 2017
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Literary events across Africa for March 2017

A list of literary events happening across Africa in March 2017. March 3rd, 2017. Friday. Event: An evening with Amara Nicole Okolo Venue: Goethe Lagos Time: 5pm Event: Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival 2017, Nairobi Leg Activities: – Role of Local Language Broadcasters: John Maloba and Nyambura Mutanyi in conversation with Richard Oduor – […]

20th Time of the Writer International Festival set for Durban, South Africa
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20th Time of the Writer International Festival set for Durban, South Africa

The 20th Time of the Writer International Festival set to take place in Durban, South Africa from 13 – 18 March 2017. The Festival theme is “The Past Paving the Future.” The Festival, hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within UKZN’s College of Humanities, will feature some of the South Africa’s most prolific […]

Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlist unveiled
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Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlist unveiled

The Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 shortlist was announced on February 28, 2017. The good people at Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 have announced those in the running for the ultimate prize in Rwandan writing. The shortlist of ten writers was chosen by judges Paula Akugizibwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Richard Ali, and Felwine Sarr. […]