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2013 Golden Baobab Prize Winners Announced

The Golden Baobab prize is meant to encourage African literary content by African writers and illustrators for African children. The winners of the Golden Prize 2013 were announced on the 13th November and included writers and illustrators from South Africa. The winners were; Picture Books – Liza Esterhuyse (South Africa) for The Little Hippo. Early […]

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Tade Ipadeola wins Africa’s richest literary prize

The richest literary prize on the continent, despite all you may have heard, is the Nigeria Prize for Literature. This prize, sponsored by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), see one writer go home with a cool US$100,000. For comparison purposes, the Caine Prize winner goes home with UK pounds10,000 and the Etisalat Winner will […]

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Vanishing Herds by Henry Ole Kulet: A review

Book: Vanishing Herds Author: Henry Ole Kulet Publisher: Longhorn Publishers Year of publishing: 2011 Number of Pages: 225 Its been a great time to be Henry Ole Kulet as he won the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for literature for 2013 for his book Vanishing Herds. The book has gone on to be one of the most […]

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No Man Booker for Noviolet: Man Booker 2013 announced

The Man Booker Prize committee last night announced the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2013: Eleanor Catton for her 832 page book The Luminaries. The New Zealand native is also the youngest winner of the award at 28. The book she wrote according to the website of the prize is “set in 1866 during […]

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Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013

The “master of the contemporary short story” Alice Munro is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2013. She is the 2009 winner of the Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work, she is also a three-time winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Award for fiction. African writers have been known for […]

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Commonwealth Writers Prize 2014: Hurry hurry while stocks last

The Commonwealth Writers Prize 2014 is open for business! Apologies for the yelling and everything. The thing is that I was looking online when I stumbled on this one and was quite happy. The prize opened on 1st October and will be open until 30th November. So what is the Commonwealth Writers prize. Its a […]

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Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature Winners 2013

The Jomo Kenyatta Literature Prize happened in Nairobi on Saturday evening at the Intercontinental Hotel. This is one of the most respected awards in the country. They started in 1974 then took a break and restarted in 1990 and are sponsored by Text Book Centre. Prizes are given for three categories – Adult, Youth and […]

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Authors Buffet 2.0 rocks Nairobi

25 men and women were on hand last Friday for second edition of the Authors Buffet where authors get an opportunity to bond with their fans and vice versa. The event happened at the Sarit Centre at the sidelines of the Nairobi International Book Fair which was brilliant. Brilliant as the with the fair happening […]