Literary events across Africa for March 2017
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Literary events across Africa for March 2017

A list of literary events happening across Africa in March 2017. March 3rd, 2017. Friday. Event: An evening with Amara Nicole Okolo Venue: Goethe Lagos Time: 5pm Event: Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival 2017, Nairobi Leg Activities: – Role of Local Language Broadcasters: John Maloba and Nyambura Mutanyi in conversation with Richard Oduor – […]

20th Time of the Writer International Festival set for Durban, South Africa
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20th Time of the Writer International Festival set for Durban, South Africa

The 20th Time of the Writer International Festival set to take place in Durban, South Africa from 13 – 18 March 2017. The Festival theme is “The Past Paving the Future.” The Festival, hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within UKZN’s College of Humanities, will feature some of the South Africa’s most prolific […]

Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlist unveiled
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Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlist unveiled

The Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 shortlist was announced on February 28, 2017. The good people at Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 have announced those in the running for the ultimate prize in Rwandan writing. The shortlist of ten writers was chosen by judges Paula Akugizibwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Richard Ali, and Felwine Sarr. […]

Bakwa Short Story Competition 2017 winner announced
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Bakwa Short Story Competition 2017 winner announced

Bengono Essola Edouard. Photo/Nchanji Melvin Bengono Essola Edouard is the winner of the Bakwa Short Story Competition 2017. Bakwa magazine, the leading online literary and cultural magazine in English in Cameroon, which has been at the forefront of cross-cultural exchange, intends to celebrate emerging writers from Cameroon by giving them the opportunity to submit stories […]

A snapshot of the International Book Fair of Casablanca 2017
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A snapshot of the International Book Fair of Casablanca 2017

The 23rd edition of the International Edition and Book Fair Casablanca run from February 9-19, 2017. It was ten days of book celebration, creativity and culture. While Morocco is firmly in the African continent, it hasn’t been famous as being the friendliest to its neighbours. The country has attempted to join the European Union in […]

Scholastique Mukasonga makes Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2017 shortlist
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Scholastique Mukasonga makes Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2017 shortlist

Scholastique Mukasonga’s Cockroaches is the running for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2017. The book has been translated into English from the French by Jordan Stump. U.S. newspaper the Los Angeles Times has awarded a set of annual book prizes since 1980. They have given prizes in many categories including biography, current interest, fiction, […]

A snapshot of The Gambia’s Mboka Festival of Arts Culture and Sport 2017
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A snapshot of The Gambia’s Mboka Festival of Arts Culture and Sport 2017

The first Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport took place in The Gambia from 7 – 17 January 2017. The guest headliner for the literary arm of events in Bajul was author Ngugi wa Thiong’o. The festival was founded by three people including Kadija George a literary activist, project arts manager and teacher/trainer. Then […]

Helen Oyeyemi wins PEN America Literary Award 2017
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Helen Oyeyemi wins PEN America Literary Award 2017

Helen Oyeyemi has won a PEN America Literary Award 2017. She has won the book for an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color published in 2016. A few weeks ago PEN America announced the finalists for the 2017 PEN America Literary Awards in several categories. This is a highly respected award […]

Elnathan John, Kinyanjui Kombani feature at Goethe Nairobi’s Literary Crossroads
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Elnathan John, Kinyanjui Kombani feature at Goethe Nairobi’s Literary Crossroads

Elnathan John and Kinyanjui Kombani were the featured guests at the Literary Crossroads event at the Goethe Institut Nairobi on February 16, 2017. The event was moderated by James Murua. Literary Crossroads: Conversations with African Writers is an event hosted by the Goethe Institut in the cities of Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi. The event sees […]