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Images from the Caine Prize Workshop 2015 in Ghana

The Caine Prize workshop gives aspiring writers two weeks to create and finish a story under the guidance of experiences writers and occurs in a different African country every year. This year the workshop was in Elmina, Ghana in April and was facilitated by first Caine Prize winner Leila Aboulela and Zukiswa Wanner. Elmina is […]

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Sunday Times Literature Prize 2015 shortlists out

The Sunday Times Literary Awards are one of richest prizes for writers on the continent with winners in the two categories going home with R100 000. The awards are in two categories; the fiction prize is called the Barry Ronge Award and the non fiction category is called the Alan Paton Award. The award is […]

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Images from the Etisalat Prize Party in Nairobi

A few Sundays ago the winner of the Etisalat Prize for African Literature Songeziwe Mahlangu author of Penumbra was in town to show his stuff to the Nairobi crowd. The organisers of the event, Kwani Trust, hosted a great shindig taking the opportunity to bring in a host of other folks like Henry Ole Kulet […]

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Short Story Day announce 2015 anthology judges

A few days ago I spoke about the call out made for the new Short Story Day anthology for 2015 that will focus on Water. More details have emerged about this project which is sponsored by Worldreader, Bookslive.co.za and AllAboutWriting.com The organisers of the event have now announced the judges for those who submit their work […]

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Joint winners of Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2015 announced

The winners of this years Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2015 with £3000 on offer were announced yesterday. The joint winners are Safia Elhillo and Nick Makoha, poets who judges thought exemplify the quality and diversity of emerging African poetry. Sudan’s Elhillo lives in New York and is currently pursuing an MFA in poetry at […]