Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi received her Windham-Campbell Prize 2018 cheque at Yale University, USA on September 12, 2018. The Windham-Campbell Prize, established in 2013 with a…
So what were you doing when you were ten years old? On my part, I was trying to figure out how the hell to navigate…View More 10 year old Chela roots for libraries (embarrassing our adult selves)
Jalada Africa will launch their Languages Anthology, their fourth, this Saturday at the Creatives Garage, off Ngong Road, Nairobi on Saturday, November 14th 2015. We…View More Jalada Africa to launch Languages Anthology
The International Dublin Literary Award, formerly known as the IMPAC Award, is the richest in the world for a single work of fiction in English…View More Africans galore on International Dublin Literary Award 2016 longlist
The Namibian Book Fair 2015 was a hive of activity at both the Polytechnic of Namibia and Franco Namibian Cultural Centre from 28 September –…View More Images from the Namibian Book Fair 2015
The best writers in South Africa this year were feted at the South African literary awards 2015 on Saturday night. The event was a gala…View More Winners at South African literary awards 2015 announced
The Lagos Book & Art Festival is set to happen at the Freedom Park in Lagos from November 13 – 15. This year’s festival which…View More The Lagos Book & Art Festival 2015 is coming!
Donald Molosi and Chinelo Okparanta will be making an appearance at The Mantle and Shakespeare & Co in New York, USA to read from their…View More Donald Molosi for New York, USA
The Sillerman First Book Prize has started to become one of the best prizes for African poets to show their chops in world poetry. Past…View More Sillerman First Book Prize 2016 open for writers
There’s yet another gong for our African literary supernova folks. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s second novel Half of a Yellow Sun has been selected the best…View More Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the Bailey’s Prize best of the best
The Namibian Book Fair happened this October at the Polytechnic of Namibia and Franco Namibian Cultural Centre both of which are based in Windhoek the…View More A snapshot of the Namibian Book Fair 2015
This might just be for folks like me who want to get this whole poetry thing. Of for you who wants to get to up…View More Poetry On The Foothills of The Mountains of The Moon
Short Story Day Africa has just announced the short list for the R10 000 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction. Over 450 entries…View More 2015 Short Story Day Africa Prize Shortlist announced
The facilitators who will be running the 2016 writing workshops in cities around the continent have been announced. They will be Yewande Omotoso, Edwige-Renee Dro,…View More Writivism 2016 Workshop Facilitators announced
JamesMurua.com has a new look and feel to it after 599 posts and two years and three months.
This blog has been running for the last two years and something on love and passion. The project has been welcomed by many and I am happy to have played a small part in the African literary tradition.
So from 6-11 October folks from all over the place were in Kampala for the Kampala Writer’s Conference 2015. This is a conference that makes…View More Kampala Writer’s Conference 2015: Wairimu Mwangi’s photos