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Stanley Gazemba’s latest book Callused Hands is out

Writer Stanley Gazemba is one of the more respected writers on the Kenyan literary scene. His most known book is The Stone Hills of Maragoli which won the Jomo Kenyatta Literary Prize in 2003, one of Kenya ‘s most prestigious literary awards. Apart from this award winner he has written many titles for both adults […]

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Caine Prize Workshop for Zimbabwe in late March

The Caine Prize for African Writing will hold its annual workshop from the 21st of March to 2nd April at the Leopard Rock Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe. The workshop will see thirteen writers from seven African countries take in the workshop’s writing and reading exercises and include four 2013 shortlisted writers. These are Abubakar Ibrahim […]

A review of Hawa Jande Golakai’s The Lazarus Effect
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A review of Hawa Jande Golakai’s The Lazarus Effect

Book: The Lazarus Effect Author: HJ Golakai Publisher: Kwela Books Year of publication: 2011 Number of pages: 310 Hawa Jande Golakai’s debut novel The Lazarus Effect is what they a “whodunnit”. A young woman called Jaqueline “Jacqui” Paulsen is murdered by an unknown assailant in Cape Town South Africa. She was raised by Adelle Paulsen […]

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Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s chilled out birthday celebrations

Mukoma Wa Ngugi is one of the hottest young writers to come out of Africa in recent times. He celebrated his birthday with family last week. The birthday can be an interesting thing where the African writer is concerned. We imagine that they all go crazy drinking their poison of choice leading to massive hangovers […]

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Golden Baobab Prize for Literature 2014 call for submissions

The children’s literature prize for Africa known as the Golden Baobab Awards 2014 are calling for your work. The Golden Baobab Awards for Literature were established in 2008 as annual pan-African awards to recognize and celebrate excellence in stories targeting African children. Founded by Deborah Ahenkorah the awards the awards are the Golden Baobab Prize […]

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A review of the first Jalada Collective

Book: Sketch of a bald woman in the semi-nude and other stories Writers: Tuelo Gabonewe, Jacque Ndinda, Orem Ochiel, Nyana Kakoma, Alexander Ikawah, Anne Moraa, Kiprop Kimutai, Novuyo Rose Tshuma, Moses Kilolo, Clifton Gachagua, Wambui Wairua and Idza Luhumyo. Editor: Anne Moraa Publisher: Jalada Publishing year: 2014 Available: Jalada.org The Jalada Collective is a group […]