Posted by

Caine Prize for African Writing winner announced tonight

Its that day ladies and gentlemen. Tonight The Caine Prize for African Writing will be announcing its sixteenth winning writer at a kick ass dinner at Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries. The Caine Prize is named in celebration of the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of Booker plc, who was Chairman of the ‘Africa 95’ arts […]

Posted by

Saado Cali Warsame Poetry Peace Prize call out

2014 was a horrible day in Somalia as many people lost their lives in a nation that still battles to emerge from decades of strife. One death that didn’t go unnoticed was that of brave human right activist and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame on June 23. She was killed by assailants near her […]

Posted by

David G Maillu rocks Nairobi folks

There was so much that happened in the Kenyan literary space in the last week. Jalada Africa turned two with a reading at the Fiesta, Chester house on Thursday evening. There was also a launch of the Chimurenga at the Pawa 254, Maguezi Theatre in Nairobi on Friday. For me though the coolest event had […]

Posted by

One view of the Nigerian Book International Book Festival:

The Nigerian Book International Book Festival (NIBF) happened at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos state, Nigeria from May 11 – 16. Azafi Omoluabi-Ogosi the Parrésia Managing Director and Managing Editor was one of the people who attended. She tells us about her view of this years fete. The first time I attended the Nigerian […]

Posted by

Rwandan storytellers sought by Huza Press

Are you a Rwandan? Do you love telling stories? Are you pretty? If the answer to the first two is yes, then Huza press is looking for you. If the answer to the last one is yes I might be looking for you when I come to Rwanda later this year. Huza Press is looking […]

Posted by

Sunday Times Literary Awards 2015: The winners

Jacob Dlamini and Damon Galgut were announced as the winners of this year’s Sunday Times Literary Awards at a gala ceremony at Summer Place in Sandton on Saturday night. Dlamini, a prominent author and political commentator, received the 26th Alan Paton Award for his book Askari: A Story of Collaboration and Betrayal in the Anti-Apartheid […]