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Adeeko Ibukun wins the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award 2015

The Babishai Niwe Poetry Award for 2015 where an African poet goes home with $1000 went to Adeeko Ibukun for his poem “A Room With A Drowning Book.” The poetry award which was the highlight of the Babishai Poetry Festival was handed out by the President of Association of Nigerian Authors Prof Remi Raji in […]

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Kiprop Kimutai’s #TrueStoriesFromIten

Kiprop Kimutai became famous when his manuscript The Water Spirits became third in the Kwani Manuscript Project that ended last year. The winner was Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi with her Kintu while number two was Saah Millimono with what was the working title of One Day I will Write About This War. Makumbi’s Kintu was launched […]

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Saraba eyes East Africa with Storymoja collaboration

We all know Saraba for their work in the anthology space as well as with their new manuscript project. This time round the team from Saraba have opted for an East African invasion by working with the Storymoja Festival. As you might know, Storymoja is Kenya and East Africa’s definitive literary festival. Seriously. Just search […]

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The new Voices Ile-Ife anthology call out

Voices is an anthology of contemporary art and literature emerging from Africa, yet not promoting only Africa or African voices. The good people from Voices currently doing an anthology they call The Ife Issue. Ile-Ife is an ancient Yoruba town in Southwestern Nigeria, Osun State. Also known as Ife, the town is renowned for its […]

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Conakry, Guinee is World Book Capital for 2017

We were still savouring the glorious times from last year when Port Harcourt was World Book Capital when we heard the news that will see another African city as the World Book Capital as soon as 2017. This decision to have Conakry, Guinea as the World Book Capital for 2017 was made by a committee […]

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Inaugural Mogadishu International Book Fair for next week

The 1st ever Mogadishu International Book Fair bringing together guests from within Somalia and all around the world to Somalia’s capital will happen next week from Aug 26-28 at the City Palace hotel. The festival aimed at stimulating the revival of all forms of art and human expression in Somali society will feature creative writing, […]

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Sahro Ahmed Koshin book “Sounds of Laughter” launches in Nairobi

Sahro Ahmed Koshin was born in Mogadishu before moving first to Lusaka, Zambia and then the Netherlands where she completed her undergraduate and masters education. She then moved back to Somalia for work reasons. She founded the Puntland Women Writers Association which brings together women writers based in the Puntland region last year. Koshin who […]