Tierno Monénembo wins Grand Prix de la Francophonie 2017
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Tierno Monénembo wins Grand Prix de la Francophonie 2017

Guinee’s Tierno Monénembo is the recipient of the Grand Prix de la Francophonie 2017, the most prestigious award of the French Academy, for his body of work. The Grand Prix de la Francophonie, awarded by the International Foundation, was set up by the Canadian Government in 1986 to recognise “the work of a French-speaking physical […]

Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s Tram 83 wins Germany’s International Literature Prize 2017
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Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s Tram 83 wins Germany’s International Literature Prize 2017

Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s debut novel Tram 83 is the winner of this year’s German International Literature Prize 2017. He receives it with his translators Katharina Beyer and Lena Müller. The International Literature Award is given annually by Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the foundation Elementarteilchen, for international prose translated into German for the […]

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Okwiri Oduor for Literary Crossroads in Goethe Nairobi
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Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Okwiri Oduor for Literary Crossroads in Goethe Nairobi

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Okwiri Oduor are the featured guests at the Literary Crossroads at the Goethe Nairobi on Thursday June 29, 2017. Literary Crossroads is a series that brings together African writers on the continent and from the diaspora to discuss contemporary trends and themes in literature. Under this project, the Goethe-Institut invites writers […]

Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 2017 seeks your entries
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Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 2017 seeks your entries

The Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 2017 opens its entries for entries on June 30. The entry period ends on Tuesday October 31st. The Miles Morland Foundation based out of London, UK first came to the notice of many in the African literary scene when they supported many initiatives across the continent. They helped fund literary […]

José Eduardo Agualusa wins Dublin International Literary Award 2017
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José Eduardo Agualusa wins Dublin International Literary Award 2017

Angolan author José Eduardo Agualusa is the winner of the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 for his novel A General Theory of Oblivion. The Dublin International Literary Award, worth €100,000 to the winner, is the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English. The award sponsored by Dublin […]

Leila Aboulela to headline Nigeria’s Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2017
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Leila Aboulela to headline Nigeria’s Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2017

Leila Aboulela will be the headline guest at the inaugural Kaduna Book & Arts Festival to be held from July 5-8, 2017. The festival is run in collaboration with the Book Buzz foundation. As part of its centenary celebrations, Nigerian state of Kaduna is introducing a literary event to its cultural calendar. The Kaduna Book […]

Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction 2017 longlist announced
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Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction 2017 longlist announced

The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction 2017 longlist has been announced. Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction was born last year as a prize for creative nonfiction based in Ghana. The prize named after one of Ghana’s finest citizens and worth US$500 was won by Accra, Ghana based yoga instructor […]

Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 longlist announced
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Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 longlist announced

Twenty African writers have made the cut for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2017 longlist announced earlier today. The Writivism Short Story Prize celebrates writers from the African continent of prose from the last year. The prize which was born on the back of the Writivism initiative in 2012 would give winners US$500 and more […]