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Rwanda Anthology longlist announced

I have been keeping you abreast of an exciting new project coming out of Rwanda. Huza Press a publisher in the country are currently in the process of coming out with a new anthology with stories from the East African country. The publisher has just announced the writers who are in the running for the […]

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South African Book Fair 2015 is here

The South African Book Fair 2015 will be happening from tomorrow 31st July until August 2nd at the Turbine Hall, Newtown, Johannesburg. The theme for this year’s fair is #DiscoverYourBookself as the organisers believe that the books we read shape us and they are certain you’ll find your ‘bookself’ here. So what will the plan […]

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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 […]