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Prix Voix d’Afriques 2022 finalists announced

The finalists for Prix Voix d’Afriques 2022 were announced on Friday, April 15, 2022. Prix Voix d’Afriques is a literary award aimed at bringing young French-language authors and authors from the African continent first hosted in 2020. It is aimed at highlighting new African literary voices, novels reflecting the situation of a country, political, economic, […]

Callouts Fiction Nonfiction Poetry

Opportunities for writers, poets, and publishers for April ‘22.

In our continuing series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in April 2022. These callouts are divided into journals, prizes, and education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies). Education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies) University of East Anglia Writer Master Class (English and Kiswahili) Are you in East […]

Awards Childrens literature Fiction United Kingdom Young Adult

Jhalak Prize 2022 shortlists announced.

The shortlists for the Jhalak Prize 2022 in the adult as well as the Children and YA (Young Adult) categories were announced today, April 19, 2022. These are the writers of African descent who made the lists. The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour is an annual literary prize […]

Festivals Kenya

Moto Books and Arts Festival 2022 program revealed.

The program for the new Moto Books and Arts Festival, running in Nairobi from April 21-24, 2022 has been announced. The festival theme is Firing up African Literature. The Moto Books and Arts Festival, an exciting new literary initiative, was unveiled to the public on February 17, 2022. It promised to will bring together local […]

Awards Fiction Nigeria

Libretto African Anthology Prize 2022 shortlist announced.

The shortlist for the Libretto African Anthology Prize 2022 was made public on Sunday, April 17, 2022. The Libretto African Anthology of Nonfiction/Essay Prize is a literary prize from Nigerian publishers Libretto Publishers. The inaugural edition focuses on creative Nonfiction by writers of African descent, and will be published in both print and digital formats. […]