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South Africa’s Songeziwe Mahlangu wins Etisalat Prize 2015

We have a winner. After a longlist and a shortlist and then the buildup, South Africa’s Songeziwe Mahlangu emerged the winner of the Etisalat Prize for African Writing 2015. The prize was given at a glittering ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos last night. He is the second winner of prize after Noviolet […]

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Weekend Reads: Lawino 3 and Terra Incognita

So we are going into a weekend and if you like me are looking for something cool to read then I have two publications you want to check out. You can check out an anthology of new speculative fiction from Africa called Terra Incognita edited by Nerine Dorman. This is Short Story Day Africa‘s second […]

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Tanzania’s Ebrahim Hussein Poetry Prize (Swahili only)

Prof Ebrahim Hussein is the best known Swahili playwright and Tanzania’s most complex literary personality. Kenyans and other Swahili speakers will remember him as the dude who wrote the play Kinjeketile (1969) as well as Mashetani (1971), an overtly political play and Jogoo Kijijini (1976), an experiment in dramatic performance. In his play Arusi (1980) […]

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Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2015 shortlistees announced

The Brunel University African Poetry Prize is an annual poetry prize aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa with a prize money of £3000. Pretty good for poetry. The prize is sponsored by Brunel University a public research university located in London, UK and Commonwealth Writers. The shortlist for the 2015 […]