Awards Kenya

Book blog wins at Kenya’s Social Media Awards 2016

Book blog was voted in as Kenya’s best new blog at Kenya’s Social Media Awards 2016 on 30th September 2016. Social media is a big deal in Kenya. It is the way that a nation that had been long repressed by a dictatorial regime for quarter of a century have found to communicate with […]

Anthologies Fiction Nigeria

Saraba Magazine prequel: Let’s Talk About Something Else by Suzanne Ushie

Saraba Magazine has given a sneak peek of their new Power Anthology with the new story Let’s Talk About Something Else by Suzanne Ushie. In May this year, I announced that Saraba is seeking peoples’ entries for its Power edition. It looks like the anthology is more of less ready if indicators are to be […]

Nigeria Poetry Residencies

Five poets for Ibadan Poetry Foundation 2016 Residency

Five poets all from Nigeria will be attending the Ibadan Poetry Foundation 2016 Residency. They are Lydia Ibinike Osinowo, Winifred Binogun, Akwu Sunday Victor, Minalisa Chiamaka and Stanley Princewill McDaniels. The Ibadan Poetry Foundation has announced the recipients of the residency in Ibadan (Oyo State) which will begin in late November. The five were selected […]


Four Africans make lucrative Al-Multaqa Prize 2016 longlist

The Al-Multaqa Prize for the Short Story has announced its inaugural longlist, for collections published in 2015-2016 and it has four Africans. They are Anis Rafii, Saber Ben Abdasameea, Issa Jpayla and Mohammad Rafi. The Al-Multaqa Award is unique as this is a prize as it offers $20,000 and translation into English for the best […]

Festivals Ghana

A snapshot of the Storymoja Ghana Festival 2016

The Storymoja Ghana Festival 2016 was hosted at the W.E.B. Dubois Centre in Accra, Ghana from 21-25 September 2015. We were there when the Storymoja Festival was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 2007 when we had a little event called the Nyama choma festival. Knowing our love for all things nyama choma (roast meat in […]