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Images from the ‘Imagine Africa 500’ workshop in Malawi

The Story Club is an initiative started by Malawian writer Shadreck Chikoti and launched in Lilongwe, Malawi in December 2013. The Club has organised several events since then including live musical performances, a film screening, and talks by writers, filmmakers, and academics. Last week The Story Club in conjunction with Panafrica Publishers, which incidentally Chikoti […]

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Oduor Jagero Launches in Kampala, Uganda

Oduor Jagero is a Kenyan writer who has written a book called True Citizen. The book which he describes as a “satirical thriller” is less satire and more thriller about an epic protest done by some Nairobians against the corrupt traffic police and a transport minister. The author has launched his book in Nairobi and […]

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Noviolet, Chimamanda and Aminatta for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is an international literary award for a work of fiction, jointly sponsored by the city of Dublin, Ireland and the company IMPAC. At 100,000 Euros it is one of the richest literary prizes in the world. The long list for this years awards were announced yesterday and there are […]

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LitFest Harare debuts in Zimbabwe.

With the action having wrapped up in Nigeria with the Ake Festival the literary festival next on our sights has to be LitFest Harare from 27-29 November. The festival will feature writers, critics and readers drawn from around Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Germany and the United Kingdom. It has been done in conjunction with the […]

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Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Sika Fakambi win Prix Laure Bataillon

The Prix Laure Bataillon is an award that recognizes the best foreign work translated into French in a year. The winners of this year’s award are Nii Ayikwei Parkes for his book Tail of the Blue Bird (Notre Quelque Part) (our review here) and his translator Sika Fakambi. It was a brilliant year for Parkes […]

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Daystar Creatives Academy 2015 is coming

The Creatives Academy is one of the coolest events for the Kenyan creative in 2014. The academy had students of Daystar University get to meet up with writers, media personalities, bloggers, publishers and editors for several weeks. Some of the names that came through to mentor the Daystarians include Kinyanjui Kombani, Yvonne Odhiambo Awuor, Binyavanga […]

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Writivism Creative Writing Workshop 2015 attendees announced

It’s all happening at the Ake Festival today. Our friends from Writivism have announced the writers who will be attending the Writivism 2015 workshops in cities around the continent. The writers who were shortlisted will attend workshops led by Dilman Dila (Kampala), Zukiswa Wanner and Anne Ayeta Wangusa (Dar es Salaam), Yewande Omotoso and Saaleha […]

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Caine Prize 2015 judging panel announced in Nigeria

The people who will be judging the Caine Prize for 2015 have been revealed. The announcement was made earlier today at the ongoing at the Ake Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The Caine Prize, for the four visitors from Kyrgyzstan who visited this blog in May, is named after the late Sir Michael […]