Cat Hellisen wins Short Story Day Africa Prize 2015 #AkeFest2015

Cat Hellisen is the winner of the Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction 2015. The winner has just been announced at the ongoing…

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Book bloggers strut their stuff at #AkeFest2015

Book bloggers are a very important lot in the African literary ecosystem and on Thursday afternoon some of the most well-known ones strutted their stuff…

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Writivism Workshop 2016 participants announced at Ake Festival #AkeFest205

The young writers who will be taking part in the Writivism workshops in fiction, non-fiction and poetry were announced on Friday afternoon at the Ake…

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Ayodele Morocco-Clarke , Siphiwo Mahala, Mona Eltahawy and Dilman Dila

Writing our way out of social inequality in Africa #AkeFest2015

Ayodele Morocco-Clarke moderated “Writing our way out of social inequality in Africa”, one of the first panels at the Ake Festival with writers Siphiwo Mahala,…

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Nigerian writers get paid as Ake Festival begins #AkeFest2015

It’s finally here. After months of preparation and all the hype with the tweets and the Facebook posts and the Instagramming and all the rest,…

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African literary festivals you can attend in 2015

2014 was a great year for Africa’s literature and a slew of festivals across the continent. So with the new year still upon us I…

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