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Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize 2015 shortlist out

We have a shortlist. After the longlist which had many many Africans, the judges led by Mildred Barya of the Babishai Niwe Poetry, Africa’s only indigenous one last time I checked, is out. The winner of the Babishai Poetry Award 2015 will be announced during the Babishai Poetry Festival scheduled for 26 to 28 August […]

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Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike’s story for Long Story Short

I’ve been following the Long Story Short Project where the work of African writing is brought alive with interest. The work of some of the best writers on continent is read by some of the better names in the arts in recordings that are presented as podcasts. Its scintillating stuff with previous writers like Chibundu […]

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Dr Mawuli Adjei for Writers Project of Ghana in July

Writers Project of Ghana is an organisation based in Ghana, duh, and the US which aims at promoting Ghanaian literature and writing through creative writing workshops, discussion groups, public readings and publishing. The featured author for July at a reading at the Goethe-Institut Accra is Ghanaian writer and academic Dr Mawuli Adjei. Adzei who writes […]

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Tsitsi Dangarembga for Story Club Malawi

Here something very cool for our friends in Malawi this weekend. The Story Club in Malawi will be hosting an international literary session at Crossroad Hotel’s auditorium in Lilongwe this coming Sunday the 26th of July. The Story Club has invited several individuals to take part. The biggest name as far as we here at […]

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Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015: Lets go people

The time has arrived ladies and gentlemen. The judges of the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 were announced and now they are waiting for the books to judge. The organising committee of the awards now in their third year have a made a call out for debut novels from African writers. So if you are […]

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The 8th Hargeysa International Book Fair is coming

The eighth running of Somaliland’s premier literary shindig, the Hargeysa International Book Fair, will be happening from 1st – 6th August at the Gualid Hotel. It promises to be very cool. The number of people flying in from all over the world to visit what some have described as the safest city in the region […]

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Mentors start signing up for Rwanda anthology

A few weeks ago I mentioned that Rwandan writers were asked to submit stories for a new anthology. The deadline came and went and Huza Press, the people behind the project, tell us that they got even more entries than they had anticipated. Success! Those who submitted their stories and are now in the running  […]