Fiction Kenya Launches

Young Kenyan writer debuts at Goethe Nairobi

We have the newest kid writer in town and his name is Joseph Bokea. Bokea wrote his debut novel Magic a fantasy fiction novel when he was a mere eleven years old. With his entry into the fantasy fiction arena we finally we have the next generation of fantasy fictionistas to join the likes of […]


Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015: Lets go people

The time has arrived ladies and gentlemen. The judges of the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 were announced and now they are waiting for the books to judge. The organising committee of the awards now in their third year have a made a call out for debut novels from African writers. So if you are […]

Festivals Kenya Nigeria Somaliland South Africa

The 8th Hargeysa International Book Fair is coming

The eighth running of Somaliland’s premier literary shindig, the Hargeysa International Book Fair, will be happening from 1st – 6th August at the Gualid Hotel. It promises to be very cool. The number of people flying in from all over the world to visit what some have described as the safest city in the region […]

Anthologies Fiction Rwanda

Mentors start signing up for Rwanda anthology

A few weeks ago I mentioned that Rwandan writers were asked to submit stories for a new anthology. The deadline came and went and Huza Press, the people behind the project, tell us that they got even more entries than they had anticipated. Success! Those who submitted their stories and are now in the running  […]