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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 […]

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Zimbabwe’s Blessing Musariri wins Crime Fiction Contest

Cordite books is a new, publishing company for genre fiction based in Lagos, Nigeria jointly owned by Parrésia Publishers and Award winning writer Helon Habila. They publisher is aimed at writing African fiction for African audiences; the writers we assume are Africans of course. Their first project was last year when they made a call […]

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Nigerian Prize for Literature 2014 shortlist out

We have a shortlist for the Nigerian Prize for Literature 2014 ladies and gentlemen. For the uniformed The Nigeria Prize for Literature rotates yearly amongst four literary genres: prose fiction, poetry, drama and children’s literature. This year’s prize is for drama and comes with a cash prize of $100, 000. The longlist was announced in […]

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Footnote Summit; Africa’s largest publishing event for Nairobi

I knew that blogging about African literature would come in handy one day. Turns out Africa’s “largest publishing event” the Footnote Summit is set to happen in Nairobi on 23th September 2014. It will be happening alongside the 17th Nairobi International Book Fair (24th September to 28th September 2014) so that means a lot of […]

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South Africa National Book Week now on

The South African National Book Week started out this weekend in capital city Johanessburg and will be happening for the rest of the week. The idea of the week is to celebrate book. Proving that a serious government should be doing such things as standard the new guy at the ministry Bwana Nathi Mthethwa and […]