Iowa International Writing Program

Meet the African writers for the Iowa International Writing Program 2019.

Batsirai Chigama, Shadreck Chikoti, Soukaina Habiballah, Tade Ipadeola, Amira-Géhanne Khalfallah, Samuel Menghesteab, Martha Mukaiwa, and Yamkela Tywakadi are the African writers to take part in…

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Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires 2018 nominees

Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires 2018 winners announced in Yaounde.

The winners of the Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires 2018 were announced at a ceremony in Yaoundé, Cameroon on April 23, 2019. The Grand Prix…

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Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires 2018 nominees

Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires 2018 nominees announced.

The nine nominees for the Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires 2018 were announced on March 27, 2019. The Grand Prix des Associations Littéraires (Grand Prix…

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International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Seven Africans make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019 longlist.

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019 longlist has been announced with seven Africans making the January 7, 2019 cut. They are Iman Yehia, Habib…

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Two Africans make Almultaqa Short Story Prize 2018 longlist.

Mohammed Jaafar, Mansoura Ez-Eldin on Almultaqa Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist.

Mohammed Jaafar and Mansoura Ez-Eldin are on the Almultaqa Short Story Prize 2018 shortlist announced on November 1, 2018. The Kuwait based AlMultaqa Prize launched…

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Writers at the Festival Fim do Caminho 2017

African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2018

Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2018. 2017 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners…

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International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Five Africans make International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2018 Longlist

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction announced the longlist of 16 novels for the 2018 Prize on Wednesday 17 January 2018 with five Africans in…

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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Dilman Dila and Panashe Chigumadzi

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency

The University of Iowa has announced the next group of participants in the 2017 edition of its legendary writing residency. The University of Iowa International…

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Okey Ndibe presents Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

African literary festivals you can attend in 2017

Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2017. 2016 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners…

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José Eduardo Agualusa

Six Africans make the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 longlist

Five Africans Mia Couto, Kamel Daoud, Yasmina Khadra, Chigozie Obioma, José Eduardo Agualusa, and Alaa Al Aswany made the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 longlist…

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FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award 2015 long list out

In February I blogged about these FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards where writers, film makers and visual artists would be eligible for cash prizes…

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