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Leila Aboulela for International African Women Writers’ Symposium 2018.

The International African Women Writers’ Symposium 2018 is set to happen in venues in Johannesburg, South Africa from 29 November to 6 December. Among the many authors making an appearance will be Leila Aboulela. The African Women Writers Symposium aims to promote and develop writing within the continent and its diaspora. Over the years, the […]

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Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018 shortlist announced.

The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018 shortlist has been announced with Harriet Anena, Tanure Ojaide, and Servio Gbadamosi in the running. The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature, worth US$10,000, is awarded every two years to the best book written by an African in any of the literary genres. Previous winners of the prize include […]

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Dro, Tubosun, Masinyana, Ndlovu are Morland Writing Scholars 2018.

The Morland Writing Scholars 2018 have been announced today, Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The four are Edwige Renee Dro, Kola Tubosun, Sibabalwe Oscar Masinyana, and Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu. The Morland Writing Scholarship is an annual award given to African writers to enable them to work on a manuscript over a year without worrying about an […]

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Three Africans on Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2019 longlist.

Three Africans feature on Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2019 longlist announced on November 26, 2018. They are Egyptians Amro Al Adly and Ahmed Al Shahawi as well as Moroccan novelist Bensalem Himmich. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is one of the most well-funded prizes presented yearly to Arab writers, intellectuals, publishers as well as young […]

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Sanaa Theatre Awards 2018 nominees unveiled in Nairobi

The Sanaa Theatre Awards 2018 nominees were unveiled at a ceremony at the Kenyan National Theatre in Nairobi on Friday, November 23, 2013. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on December 3, 2018. The Sanaa Theatre Awards are an award scheme recognising excellence in the field of theatre in Kenya. The awards, founded […]

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Re-Imagined Storytelling Festival 2018 for Nairobi this December.

The Re-Imagined Storytelling Festival 2018 will be hosted at the Alliance Française, Nairobi on December 15, 2018. In 2017 Positively African, a Nairobi based organization bringing together a Pan-African network of artists, activists and academics unveiled the Re-Imagined Storytelling Festival. The festival drew on age-old African traditions of oral storytelling in order to revive the […]

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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor to feature at Jalada hosted “Freedom Conversation.”

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is set to feature at the “Freedom Conversation”. The event hosted by Jalada Africa will be at the Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi on Friday, November 30, 2018. The Freedom Papers was a Scottish project that featured specially commissioned writing from 51 authors from around the world each exploring their own unique interpretation […]

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Sitawa Namwalie, Shan Bartley, Yewande Omotoso rock final Artistic Encounters.

Sitawa Namwalie, Shan Bartley, and Yewande Omotoso were the final artists to feature at “Artistic Encounters” at the Goethe-Institut Kenya on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The event was moderated by series creator and curator Zukiswa Wanner. In 2017, a new series created and curated by Kenyan based South African author, journalist and publisher Zukiswa Wanner […]

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Nigerian Prize for Literature 2017 winner Ikeogu Oke has passed on.

Nigerian Prize for Literature 2017 winner Ikeogu Oke has passed on. The poet died from a short illness on Sunday, November 26, 2018. Nigerian poet Ikeogu Oke who studied at the Universities of Ibadan and Nigeria has been known for his collections like Salutes Without Guns, The Tortoise and the Princess, The Lion and the […]

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Brittle Paper Awards 2018 winners announced.

The Brittle Paper Awards 2018 winners were announced on November 19, 2018. They are Sibongile Fisher, Itiola Jones, Stacy Hardy, Panashe Chigumadzi, and Shailja Patel. is one of the most influential spaces in the African literary scene today. The blog which started publishing on August 1, 2010 delivers interviews, essays, fiction and poetry from […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for Abantu Book Festival 2018.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set to feature at the Abantu Book Festival 2018 on Friday, December 7. The Nigerian author will be in conversation with Prof Pumla Dineo Gqola at the Eyethu Lifestyle Centre, Soweto, Azania. The Abantu Book Festival was founded to build a space for black South African readers and writers to interact. […]

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Akwaeke Emezi, Nafkote Tamirat on New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2018.

Akwaeke Emezi and Nafkote Tamirat are the African writers on the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2018 list announced on November 19, 2018. The New York Times is one of the most important newspapers in the United States. Apart from being a publication that covers news, they came up with the New York […]

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Three Africans on Dublin International Literary Award 2019 longlist.

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Zinzi Clemmons, and Omar El Akkad are the three Africans on the Dublin International Literary Award 2019 longlist announced on November 19, 2018. The Dublin International Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English to promote excellence in world literature. The prize worth €100,000 is sponsored […]

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A snapshot of Poetry Africa 2018.

Poetry Africa 2018 was hosted at venues in Durban, South Africa from October 15-20, 2018. Here is a snapshot of events that went down on the South African coastal town. Poetry Africa, organised by the Centre for Creative Arts, is an international poetry festival held annually in Durban, South Africa. It has hosted some of […]

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E.C. Osondu is Fall for the Book 2019 award judge.

E.C. Osondu is a judge for this year’s Fall for the Book Award 2019. Fall for the Book and the Institute for Immigration Research is an award to recognize recently published works that illuminate the complexity of human experience as told by immigrants, whose work is historically underrepresented in writing and publishing. The prize will […]