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Shadreck Chikoti’s Imagine Africa 500 anthology out on April 30

The Imagine Africa 500 anthology featuring some of the continent’s leading names in speculative fiction this month. It will make its online debut on April 30. In November last year, I spoke about a workshop hosted by the Story Club in Malawi was facilitated by Billy Kahora, Jackee Batanda and Beatrice Lamwaka. Those at the workshop were […]

Festivals South Africa

Inaugural Rutanang Book Fair for South Africa

The first annual Rutanang Book Fair will be held in Tlokwe, South Africa on 25 – 27 April 2016; the theme is Decolonising Literature. It looks like our African Literary Festivals have been coming thick and fast in 2016. With the ending Alexandra Book Fair ending this weekend there is another book fair on the horizon […]

Awards Egypt

Jailed Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji to be honoured by PEN America

Egyptian novelist and journalist Ahmed Naji will be honoured by PEN America as he is conferred the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award at its annual Literary Gala. The gala to will be hosted on May 16 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Naji, 30, is the author of three books and a […]

Awards Fiction Nigeria South Africa

Nigerians, South Africans feature on Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 shortlist

Four South Africans and three Nigerians featured on the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 announced earlier today. The Nigerians are Lausdeus Chiegboka, Enyeribe Ibegwam and Oyinkan Braithwaite while the South Africans are Mark Winkler, Cat Hellisen, Faraaz Mahomed and Andrew Salomon. These writers are seven of the twenty six who were shortlisted from the nearly 4000 […]