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Maaza Mengiste, Dinaw Mengistu among Guggenheim Fellows 2022.

Maaza Mengiste and Dinaw Mengistu are among the Guggenheim Fellows 2022 announced on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those “who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” The fellowship has been awarded to […]

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Blaise Ndala, Louis-Philippe Dalembert on Prix de la Porte Dorée 2022 shortlist

Blaise Ndala and Louis-Philippe Dalembert are on the shortlist for Prix de la Porte Dorée 2022 announced on April 9, 2022. Prix de la Porte Dorée (English: Porte Dorée Literary Prize) rewards a novel or a story written in French dealing with the theme of exile. The prize is endowed with 4,000 euros. The jury […]

Botswana Festivals

Gaborone Book Festival 2022 to kick off on September 15. #AreBaleng

The Gaborone Book Festival 2022, Botswana’s leading literary event, runs from September 15-17, 2022. The announcement was made on April 12, 2022. The Gaborone Book Festival, founded by Keikantse Phele and Kenanao Phele, first ran in the Southern African country of Botswana in 2018. The event, which also run in 2019, 2020, and 2021 was […]

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Hugo Awards 2022 finalists announced.

The finalists for the Hugo Awards 2021 were announced on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Here are the writers of African descent who made the list. The Hugo and Astounding Awards, organized by the World Science Fiction Society, are awarded for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Named after […]