World Exclusive: The Johannesburg Review of Books debuts on May 1, 2017
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World Exclusive: The Johannesburg Review of Books debuts on May 1, 2017

The Johannesburg Review of Books, a new publication giving a view of world literature through African eyes, debuts on May 1, 2017. It’s been a good few days on the African literary scene right now with books galore emerging from exciting writers old and new, prizes awash, and literary festivals in the most obvious and […]

An evening of performances in honour of Camara Laye #WorldBookCapital
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An evening of performances in honour of Camara Laye #WorldBookCapital

There was an evening in honour of Guinea author Camara Laye at the Franco Guinea Cultural Centre on April 24, 2017. The evenings’ performances were presented by Senegal who were the featured country at the World Book Capital. Camara Laye was one of the most well know African writers of the 20th Century having produced […]

Guinee minister of culture Barry Siaka speech (French) #WorldBooKCapital2017
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Guinee minister of culture Barry Siaka speech (French) #WorldBooKCapital2017

Guinee minister of culture gave a rousing speech at the opening ceremony of the World Book Capital on April 23, 2017. Here is his speech in full. In French. Conakry Capitale Mondiale du Livre 2017 A l’instar tous les pays ayant accueilli ce prestigieux évènement « Capitale mondiale du livre », notre pays la Guinée, animé par […]

Legendary Guinee author Williams Sassine honoured with fancy play #WorldBookCapital2017
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Legendary Guinee author Williams Sassine honoured with fancy play #WorldBookCapital2017

Guinee writer Williams Sassine was honoured with a play in his honour at World Book Capital 2017 in Guinee Conakry. The performances was staged at the Franco Guinee Cultural Centre on April 23rd. William Sassine was a Guinee novelist who wrote of marginalised characters and had to flee into exile away from Sekou Toure when […]

African writers mourn Ghanaian author Kojo Laing
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African writers mourn Ghanaian author Kojo Laing

Ghanaian author of short stories and speculative fiction Kojo Laing passed on April 20, 2017. Kojo Laing, born as Bernard Kojo Laing in 1946, is one of the best know writing voices from West African nation with many works to his name. He emerged in the 1970s as a poet winning the National Poetry Prize […]

Brittle Paper to release Holy Sex: Nigeria Church erotica
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Brittle Paper to release Holy Sex: Nigeria Church erotica

Brittle Paper, one of Africa’s leading literary platforms, has announced that it will be releasing Holy Sex: A Nigerian Church Erotica by Obinna Udenwe. Last year Sooo Many Stories, one of continents better literary spaces in the continent with a focus on Uganda, made a strategic move as they opted to become a publishing house […]

Short Story Day Africa 2017 workshops seeks submissions
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Short Story Day Africa 2017 workshops seeks submissions

Short Story Day Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut invite submissions to attend a series of one day workshops across the continent. Shorty Story Day Africa are now at the stage where they have workshops for African writers and they are looking for your submission. They have the “usual” terms and conditions for all entries […]

Black Letter Media seeks your short stories
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Black Letter Media seeks your short stories

Duduzile Zamantungwa Mabaso South African based publisher Black Letter Media wants to read and publish your short stories in the third edition of their anthology The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Black Letter Media is a full service print and digital publishing and bookselling company Founded by Duduzile Zamantungwa Mabaso in […]

Babishai Haiku 2017 call for submissions
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Babishai Haiku 2017 call for submissions

The Babishai Haiku 2017 award, the leading prize for Haiku writing in Africa, is seeking your submissions for this year’s competition. The award in its second year is sponsored by the Open Society Initiative for East Africa, UNISA and the African Haiku Network. Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry of consisting of […]