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Writers of African descent win at the Lambda Literary Awards 2021.

Writers of African descent won big at the Lambda Literary Awards 2021 announced on the evening of Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The Lambda Literary Awards, or the “Lammys,” as they are known, are an award of Lambda Literary, the oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing LGBTQ literature in the United States. Awards are handed […]

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Koleka Putuma presents “Hullo Bu-bye Koko Come In” in Cape Town.

Koleka Putuma presented her newest poetry collection Hullo Bu-bye Koko Come In at an event in CNA, Cape Town, South Africa on May 22, 2021. Her discussant was Mohale Mashigo. In 2017, Koleka Putuma showed up with a new poetry collection titled Collective Amnesia off the back of the fame of the popular poem Water. […]

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AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 shortlist announced.

The shortlist for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 has been announced today, June 2, 2021. It features Doreen Baingana, Meron Hadero, Rémy Ngamije, Troy Onyango, and Iryn Tushabe, The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded annually to an African writer published in English for a short story. The prize has […]