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FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award 2015 long list out

In February I blogged about these FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards where writers, film makers and visual artists would be eligible for cash prizes up to US$40,000 and more goodies. The organisers of the awards covering more than 100 emerging market nations announced have their long lists. The fiction lists have some of our […]

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Caine Prize Anthology 2015 cover out

Remember when we gave exclusive coverage of the Caine Prize workshop that happened for in Ghana earlier in the year? Well we have some output from the whole process apart from writers from all over the continent learning the taste of Ghana’s awesome Star beer. The Caine Prize Anthology of 2015 is now almost ready […]

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Buy Attack of the Shidaz! (Another World Record attempt)

I have featured this before. Storymoja publishers have been attempting for the last couple of years been trying to break the work record for the number of people reading aloud from the same text at the same time. This attempt was tried last year and earlier in the year. Well its that time again as […]

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Short Story Day Africa wants your support

So the other day I told you about the Short Story Day Africa anthology dubbed Water. The team behind the initiative have been doing their best to give you some of the best writing with a very very low income. If you imagine that this are the people who have published two Caine Prize nominees […]

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Ngugi Wa Thiong’o lectures at the Kenyatta University

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o gave a lecture at the Kenyatta University last Wednesday afternoon to a very large audience of students, faculty and groupies. As you can imagine, this blogger falls squarely in the “groupies” category. It was an inspired lecture. Friendly warning: unlike previous blogs this one is a bit lengthy. The lecture was done […]