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Tsitsi Dangarembga for Story Club Malawi

Here something very cool for our friends in Malawi this weekend. The Story Club in Malawi will be hosting an international literary session at Crossroad Hotel’s auditorium in Lilongwe this coming Sunday the 26th of July. The Story Club has invited several individuals to take part. The biggest name as far as we here at […]

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Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015: Lets go people

The time has arrived ladies and gentlemen. The judges of the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 were announced and now they are waiting for the books to judge. The organising committee of the awards now in their third year have a made a call out for debut novels from African writers. So if you are […]

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The 8th Hargeysa International Book Fair is coming

The eighth running of Somaliland’s premier literary shindig, the Hargeysa International Book Fair, will be happening from 1st – 6th August at the Gualid Hotel. It promises to be very cool. The number of people flying in from all over the world to visit what some have described as the safest city in the region […]

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Mentors start signing up for Rwanda anthology

A few weeks ago I mentioned that Rwandan writers were asked to submit stories for a new anthology. The deadline came and went and Huza Press, the people behind the project, tell us that they got even more entries than they had anticipated. Success! Those who submitted their stories and are now in the running  […]

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BN Poetry Award 2015 longlist unveiled

A few days ago I mentioned here that there is a poetry festival about to hit Kampala, Uganda in a few weeks. The festival, the Babishai Niwe Poetry Festival was started initially as the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award popularly known as the BN Poetry Award which is the only poetry prize on the African continent. Seriously, […]

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Philip Ochieng biography The 5th Columnist out soon

Philip Ochieng is a very famous man in Kenya having built his name in the East African country’s journalism circles over a period going back decades. Today younger readers will remember him as the ultimate grammar nazi in the Nation newspaper where he points out errors in copy. Yes grammar nazi’s out there, you can […]