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Writers of African descent on Windham-Campbell Prize 2021 winners list.

There are five writers of African descent on the Windham-Campbell Prize 2021 list announced on March 22, 2021. The Windham-Campbell Prize was established in 2013 with a gift from the late Donald Windham in memory of his partner of 40 years, Sandy M. Campbell.  English language writers from anywhere in the world are nominated confidentially […]

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Rentrée Littéraire du Mali awards 2021 winners announced.

Khalil Diallo, Ibrahim Lanséni ​​Coulibaly, and Amadou Chab Touré were announced the winners of La Rentrée Littéraire du Mali 2021 awards in Bamako, Mali on March 20, 2021. La Rentrée Littéraire du Mali (Literary Return of Mali) is a feast of books, words, and ideas for four days in Bamako, Mali since 2008. It offers […]

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Kenyan novelist Charles Mangua has passed away.

Kenyan novelist Charles Mangua, whose most famous book was Son of Woman, passed away on March 20, 2021. Charles Mangua was the writer of novels that explored, among other issues, the “hardship and urban poverty” experienced by ordinary people in places such as Nairobi, Kenya. His style was described as irreverent and often humorous. His […]