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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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Dilman Dila and Panashe Chigumadzi

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency

The University of Iowa has announced the next group of participants in the 2017 edition of its legendary writing residency. The University of Iowa International…

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Lupita Nyong'o

Five kickass African novels that need to be made into movies

We need to see these five kickass African novels beloved by many become movies we can all watch at the movies. Those who attended the…

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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor teases The Dragonfly Sea at her Oeuvre

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor teased her new book The Dragonfly Sea at the endnote address of an Oeuvre in her honour at the African Leadership Centre…

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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor wins Jomo Kenyatta Prize for literature 2015

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is the winner of the adult English category of the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for literature 2015 for her book Dust. The writer…

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Third African Women Writers Symposium for Johannesburg

It seems like it’s all going down in the African literature calendar in September. Apart from the Open Books and the Storymojas, there are many…

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Jomo Kenyatta Prize for literature 2015 shortlists announced

The Kenya Publishers Association has announced its shortlists for this years edition for the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature. The prize, which is handed out…

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FT/Oppenheimer Fund Emerging Voices shortlists announced

A few weeks ago I talked about this amazing new opportunity for African creatives from the Oppenheimer fund supported by Financial Times. Oppenheimer for those…

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FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award 2015 long list out

In February I blogged about these FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards where writers, film makers and visual artists would be eligible for cash prizes…

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