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Storymoja Festival 2014 so far – Wednesday and Thursday

The Storymoja Festival happening at the National Museums of Kenya that started on Wednesday has been what can only been described as pacing itself. The first two days of the festival, Wednesday and Thursday, started slowly with master classes galore. With some of the coolest people on the planet there to teach you how to […]

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The Open Book Festival starts in Cape Town

Open Book is one of the fastest growing literary festivals on the planet. If everything you read on the Internet is to believed then this festival was born when President Robert Mugabe attacked what was at the time a most import festival at the time; the Harare International Book fair. His attacks were directed at […]

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Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2015 now open

You can now put in your entry for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for 2015. This year’s Commonwealth Short Story Prize is part-funded by The Sigrid Rausing Trust – we laud, not slam you, Sigrid Rausing Trust. The process is simple. You submit your short story via the online application form between 15 September and 15 November 2014. If you are […]

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Golden Baobab Prize for literature 2014 longlist out

The longlist for the biggest prize in children literature the Golden Baobab Prize was announced yesterday in Accra Ghana with writers from across the African continent in the running. The list is full of writers from South Africa, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Kenya who are the usual suspects where coverage of African literature is concerned. […]

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A visit to KBC’s Books Café with Khainga O’Okwemba

In recent times Kenyan media has come to the plate where literature and its reporting are concerned. The biggest selling publication on Saturday the Saturday Nation last year started literary pages where you could find dedicated news and reviews from books from the continent with up to ten pages on the topic. With contributions from […]