Makena Onjerika wins the Caine Prize 2018.

Makena Onjerika is Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 winner.

Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika is the Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 winner for her short story Fanta Blackcurrant, published in Wasafiri (2017). The ceremony was…

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Berlin Writing in Immigration

African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.

Writers from across the African continent converged on Berlin for the first African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner on April 26-28, 2018.…

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Nommo Awards 2018 shortlists

African Speculative Fiction Society’s Nommo Awards 2018 shortlists announced

The Nommo Awards 2018 shortlists for the best novel, novella, short story and graphic novel by an African this year have been announced. The Nommo…

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Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016 were announced over the weekend. There are two awards available to the writers in the awards;…

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South African writers support their strays with new anthology

In 1985, American artists led by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie came up with a song called We Are The World to help the people…

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Henrietta Rose-Innes on winning the Francoise Sommer Literary Prize

Author Henrietta Rose-Innes is a South African with four books to her credit. The first two of her books Shark’s Egg (2001) and The Rock…

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