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Caine Prize for African writing 2015 shortlist announced

The five writer shortlist for the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced by Chair of judges, award-winning South African writer Zoë Wicomb. They are Namwali Serpell (Zambia), South Africans Masande Ntshanga and F. T. Kola (South Africa), Nigerians Elnathan John and Segun Afolabi. The Chair of judges, Zoë Wicomb described the shortlist […]

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A review of Archbishop David Gitari’s Troubled but not destroyed

Book: Troubled but not destroyed (The autobiography of Archbishop David Gitari) Author: David Gitari Publisher: Isaac Publishing Year of publication: 2014 Number of pages: 327 Genre: Biography, autobiography David Gitari was the leader of the Anglican Church in Kenya from 1997 to 2002. He was also at the centre of the movement to ensure that […]

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Niq Mhlongo’s Affluenza and German Way Back Home

South African Niq Mhlongo is the author of three novels Dog Eat Dog, After Tears and Way Back Home. I have read all three and the best of the lot is the most recent one Way Back Home about a tenderprenuer who was an exile fighting for South African freedom. Its not only brilliant but […]

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Yejide Kilanko new book Chasing Butterflies now out

Nigerian born writer Yejide Kilanko’s debut novel Daughters Who Walk This Path is about a young woman called Morayo who grows up surrounded by school friends and family in busy, modern-day Ibadan. Life is cool until her troubled cousin Bros T moving in with the family until he forces her to have to deal with […]

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Teju Cole and Taiye Selasi are NOT Charlie

Teju Cole and Taiye Selasi have withdrawn from PEN USA gala at the World Voices Festival, a weeklong event that brings dozens of writers from around the globe to New York City. The two Africans have a valid reason for withdrawing from this prestigious event; PEN American Center has decided to give its annual Freedom […]

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The Authors Talk rocks Lagos

I mentioned a few weeks ago that there was going to be a big gig at the Goethe Institut featuring authors alongside other activities. Well on the 18th of April it happened in a big way with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Adebola Rayo, Celina Kile, Dami Ajayi, Kingsley Iweka, Joe Dudun, Kate Ekanem, Miracle Adebayo, Sophia […]

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Boy Interrupted to launch in Monrovia, Liberia

Boy Interrupted the debut novel of Liberian author Saah Millimono will be launching tomorrow at The Market Place, Carey & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia tomorrow (that’s Friday 24th April ). Boy Interrupted a searing, heartbreaking love story set in the civil war years in Liberia is the second book in Kwani Trust manuscript prize which […]

Etisalat Prize Winner 2014 Songeziwe Mahlangu in Nairobi readings
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Etisalat Prize Winner 2014 Songeziwe Mahlangu in Nairobi readings

South African writer Songeziwe Mahlangu, author of Penumbra and the winner of the Etisalat Prize 2014 will be in Nairobi for an afternoon of readings and conversations. The event on Sunday, May 3rd will also feature veteran Kenyan writer, Henry Ole Kulet, Caine prize winner Yvonne Adhiambo Owour, historian Ngala Chome and Kwani Trust Managing […]