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Namwali Serpell wins Caine Prize 2015 (shocks everyone)

Namwali Serpell is the winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing 2015. The Zambian was given the prize for her short story entitled The Sack from Africa39 (Bloomsbury, London, 2014) at a ceremony held at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England last night. So what is The Sack about? The Chair of Judges Zoë […]

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Ukamaka Olisakwe gives a treatise on feminism

Ukamaka Olisakwe is feminist author, short-story writer, and screenwriter. She has a novel Eyes of A Goddess as well as being featured on the list of Africa39 writers. She gave a moving treatise on feminism that you have to read. Here it is with her kind permission. For the past few days, I have been […]

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Storymoja breaks the reading aloud record

They have been threatening to do it and they have finally done it. Our friends from Storymoja have finally broken the work record for the most people reading aloud from the same text at the same time from different venues. This was at the latest record attempt on June 15 during the day of the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]