Awards Kenya

Akhil Sharma beats Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor to win Folio Prize 2015

It’s been quite a journey following the Folio Prize this time round. I am an interested party. My pal Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor was in the running for one of the richest prizes in world literature; UK pounds 40,000 for the best English Language novel for the year. I met Yvonne many moons ago. It was […]

Nigeria TV

Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s new author series with US Magazine OZY

Last week the buzz was about South African winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for African Writing Songeziwe Mahlangu. He beat many other folks to win a few bob which will go a long way to help in him sorted with his bitlong for the next few weeks. The chief judge who selected the winner […]

Awards Nigeria

Teju Cole makes PEN USA Literary Awards 2015 longlist

PEN International is a worldwide association of writers, founded in London in 1921 to promote friendship and intellectual co-operation among writers everywhere. The US version of PEN announced the longlists for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards, spanning fiction, nonfiction, biography, essays, translation, and more on 12th March. The finalists will be announced on April 15 […]

Anthologies Events South Africa

‘Terra Incognita’ and ‘Follow The Road’ launch in Cape Town

Short Story Day Africa (SSDA) first came to the attention to some of us when it was won by Kenyan writer Okwiri Oduor in 2013. She went on to be shortlisted for the Caine Prize with fellow SSDA Efemia Chela(Zambia) and she won. With such a glorious starting it became quickly evident that you wanted […]