Advocacy Sudan

Support comes in for embattled Sudanese Writers Union

The license for the Sudanese Writers Union (SWU) was revoked on 29th January by the ministry of culture of that country. The revocation has been described as a wider crackdown by authorities on centers believed to be pro-opposition. This means that the organisation registered in 2006 to hold cultural and intellectual seminars, film screenings and […]

Awards Kenya

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor makes Folio Prize 2015 shortlist

In December last year I wrote a blog about The Folio Prize, the first major English language book prize open to writers from around the world published in the UK. When I mentioned it the interest for me was that there were three Africans on the list: South African author Damon Galgut, Ethiopian born Mengestu […]