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One view of the Nigerian Book International Book Festival:

The Nigerian Book International Book Festival (NIBF) happened at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos state, Nigeria from May 11 – 16. Azafi Omoluabi-Ogosi the Parrésia Managing Director and Managing Editor was one of the people who attended. She tells us about her view of this years fete. The first time I attended the Nigerian […]

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Sunday Times Literary Awards 2015: The winners

Jacob Dlamini and Damon Galgut were announced as the winners of this year’s Sunday Times Literary Awards at a gala ceremony at Summer Place in Sandton on Saturday night. Dlamini, a prominent author and political commentator, received the 26th Alan Paton Award for his book Askari: A Story of Collaboration and Betrayal in the Anti-Apartheid […]

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Writivism Festival 2015: Thanks to the organisers

Writivism Festival 2015 came and left and impacted so many people. It had its good parts and its not so good. The good was amazing with some of the best panels, master classes and keynote addresses you can find anywhere on the African continent where literature is concerned. The not so good included confusion that […]

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Writivism Festival 2015 Day 5: Languages, Afrikology and a sex panel

Sunday was the final day of the Writivism Festival 2015. The day when we would be knowing the winner of this year’s Short Story Prize winner. Before that huge announcement, there were several activities at the National Theatre in Kampala, Uganda. The keynote address in the late afternoon would be given by Mukoma Wa Ngugi […]

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Writivism Festival 2015 Day 4: Politics, selling books and breaking down language barriers

Saturday in Kampala, Uganda saw the African writing community in the form of Writivism Festival 2015 converging at the city’s National Theatre for a series of activites. The keynote address in the evening was given by Ugandan poet, fiction writer, scholar and columnist John Nagenda. Nagenda is also a senior media advisor to President Yoweri […]