Awards Zimbabwe

Petina Gappah makes Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2016 shortlist

Zimbabwe’s Petina Gappah has made it onto the shortlist of the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2016 that was announced yesterday. She is listed for her story The News of Her Death that ran in the Transatlantic. The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is, at £30,000 to the winner, the world’s richest prize […]


Modern African Tales contest launched at World Storytelling Day

A global contest for modern African folk Tales called Re-imagined! was launched at the World Storytelling Day celebrations in Nairobi on Saturday. The contest is curated by Maimouna Jallow. Re-imagined! is a global online storytelling contest inviting African writers, poets, playwrights and journalists to re-invent and update the African folktale for a new millennium. The challenge is […]

Events Kenya

World Storytelling Day 2016 marked in Nairobi

World Storytelling Day is an annual celebration of the art of oral storytelling celebrated all over the world on or near March 20th. On this day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. In Nairobi, the events […]


World Storytelling Day 2016 – Images from Nairobi’s celebrations

World Storytelling Day 2016 started slowly at the Kwani Grounds in Westlands, Nairobi but eventually blew up to being one of the biggest events of the literary calendar for 2016 so far. The theme of the event was re-imagined. There was much to enjoy at the venue with storytelling being at the centre of it all […]