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Aminatta Forna makes Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2016

The Neustadt International Prize for Literature is a $50,000 biennial prize funded by a generous endowment from the Neustadt family of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Dallas. The Neustadt Prize is the first international literary award of its scope to originate in the United States and is one of the very few international prizes for which poets, […]

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The Writivism Short Story Prize 2015 Longlist

The long list for the 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize, selected from a record 277 entries, was announced last Friday afternoon. The panel of judges for this years prize chaired by Chika Unigwe comprised of Mukoma wa Ngugi, Tendai Huchu, Ainehi Edoro and Rachel Zadok. They were assisted by many readers who helped whittle down […]

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Man Booker International Prize 2015 – Not Yet Ushindi

The Man Booker International Prize 2015 winner was announced at an award ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last night. The name of the award winner is Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai. The Man Booker Prize International 2015 is given once every two years to a living author for a body of work […]

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Mukoma Wa Ngugi on Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2016 jury

The Neustadt International Prize for Literature are international bimonthly awards sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and World Literature Today,. It is a first literary award of its scope to originate in the United States and is one of the very few international prizes for which poets, novelists, and playwrights are equally eligible. It consists […]

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Images from the Caine Prize Workshop 2015 in Ghana

The Caine Prize workshop gives aspiring writers two weeks to create and finish a story under the guidance of experiences writers and occurs in a different African country every year. This year the workshop was in Elmina, Ghana in April and was facilitated by first Caine Prize winner Leila Aboulela and Zukiswa Wanner. Elmina is […]

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Sunday Times Literature Prize 2015 shortlists out

The Sunday Times Literary Awards are one of richest prizes for writers on the continent with winners in the two categories going home with R100 000. The awards are in two categories; the fiction prize is called the Barry Ronge Award and the non fiction category is called the Alan Paton Award. The award is […]

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Images from the Etisalat Prize Party in Nairobi

A few Sundays ago the winner of the Etisalat Prize for African Literature Songeziwe Mahlangu author of Penumbra was in town to show his stuff to the Nairobi crowd. The organisers of the event, Kwani Trust, hosted a great shindig taking the opportunity to bring in a host of other folks like Henry Ole Kulet […]