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Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 now open

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 entries are now open for all comers with a deadline of 1 November 2015. The prize which is open to all citizens of countries once colonised by the British Commonwealth countries bring stories from new and emerging voices to the attention of an international audience. If you feel that […]

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Short Story Day Africa 2015 longlist announced

Short Story Day Africa has announced the longlist of this year’s anthology. The stories from writers from across the continent explored the theme “Water” in interesting and unexpected ways, and both the readers and the SSDA team and editors felt the collection to be exceptional in scope and skill. The twenty one stories will now […]

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor continues the Jalada Conversations
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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor continues the Jalada Conversations

The other week I talked about our friends from Jalada and their innovative way they are introducing their new Languages anthology. They are doing thing this by doing a series of interviews they call “conversations” that they feel will be the best to sell it. The first of the conversations was between Ivorian Renee Edwige […]

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Adeeko Ibukun wins the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award 2015

The Babishai Niwe Poetry Award for 2015 where an African poet goes home with $1000 went to Adeeko Ibukun for his poem “A Room With A Drowning Book.” The poetry award which was the highlight of the Babishai Poetry Festival was handed out by the President of Association of Nigerian Authors Prof Remi Raji in […]

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Kiprop Kimutai’s #TrueStoriesFromIten

Kiprop Kimutai became famous when his manuscript The Water Spirits became third in the Kwani Manuscript Project that ended last year. The winner was Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi with her Kintu while number two was Saah Millimono with what was the working title of One Day I will Write About This War. Makumbi’s Kintu was launched […]