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Short Story Day calls out for stories for new anthology

A few days ago we covered the launch of Terra Cotta the anthology from our good friends at Short Story Day. If you want to be seen smiling in the next anthology then this is your chance with their new offering themed around “Water.” If you are an African citizen or person part of the […]

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Writivism Festival 2015 set for June

The Writivism Festival is set to happen at Makerere University and the National Theatre in Kampala, Uganda from 16th to 22nd June 2015. It is part of the annual Writivism cycle that includes workshops, mentoring, publishing, a short story prize and a schools programme. This year the festival will be hosting some pretty cool people […]

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Twelve writers for Caine Prize workshop 2015 in Ghana

The Caine Prize workshop is one of those events that come along once a year. In these workshops which have been happening since 2003, writers who were shortlisted for the Caine Prize in the previous year are joined by other promising writers. They are mentored by experienced writers on the craft of writing. The workshops […]

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Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s June homecoming

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o will be coming back to Kenya in June this year for a series of gigs to celebrate his first book Weep Not Child which was published in 1964. Weep Not, Child was written by the author under the pen name James Ngugi when he was a student at Makerere University. It deals […]

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Five Africans on Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2015 Shortlist

The good people at the Commonwealth Short Story Prize have announced those who have made the shortlist for this years award. The five Africans on the list are Alexander Ikawah, Fred Khumalo, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Jayne Bauling and Muthoni wa Gichuru. The prize which attracted nearly 4000 entries had Leila Aboulela, Fred D’Aguiar, Marina Endicott, […]

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Writers Project of Ghana nominated for Ghana’s Social Media Awards

The Writers Project of Ghana is an international literary organisation based in Ghana and the USA dedicated to working with Ghanaian writers & readers to explore and affirm their identity and culture. The organisation has been doing a series of activities to ensure that the Ghanaian writer gets their work out. They are the originators […]

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Joe Frazier kicks off Ghana Voices Series 2015

The Ghana Voices Series is a monthly event where authors read their work to an audience that was started in 2010 at the Niagara Plus Hotel in Osu in Accra. That first event in June of that year featured Martin Egblewogbe reading from his collection of short stories, Mr Happy and the Hammer of God. […]