The short story prizes are lining up with the latest one on the block being the Writivism Short Story Prize. The panel of judges for…View More Writivism Short Story Prize 2015 is coming
Its been happening literature wise in Zimbabwe the last few days as LitFest Harare rolled into that nation’s largest city. LitFest Harare is headed by…View More A snapshot of LitFest Harare 2014
The Ake Arts & Books Festival was hosted in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria from 18-22 November. The festival organised by Lola Shoneyin and her team…View More A snapshot of the Ake Festival 2014 in Nigeria
With the action having wrapped up in Nigeria with the Ake Festival the literary festival next on our sights has to be LitFest Harare from…View More LitFest Harare debuts in Zimbabwe.
The 16th Lagos Arts and Book Festival will be rocking Lagos from the 10th of November in the commercial capital of Nigeria. This years events…View More The Lagos Arts and Book Festival starts on Monday
Last week was the Port Harcourt Literature Festival in the city of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. The highlight was of course the Africa 39 writers…View More Port Harcourt Lit Fest hosts the Africa 39
So much happening in the new week in the literature world on this rock. Today however I will focus on two gigs happening for all…View More Oduor Jagero, Zukiswa Wanner and Winam International Storytelling Festival for Kisumu
A few months ago I mentioned that Sierra Leone writer Aminatta Forna was one of the recipients of this years Windham Campbell Prize. The prize…View More Aminatta Forna receives her prize at Windham Campbell Festival
As mentioned earlier the Open Book Festival happened in mid September. The folks at the festival have been kind enough to send me a few…View More Images from the Cape Town’s Open Book Festival 2014
The Nairobi International Book Fair which was born in 1996 and is now officially an adult is currently running at the Sarit Centre with the…View More Nairobi International Book Fair now on.
The team at the Storymoja have done an amazing job this year. Without any major disaster (at least at the venue) it went smoothly for…View More Thank You Storymoja Festival 2014 Crew
Sunday was the last day of the Storymoja Festival. This day was special as there would be a memorial in the evening to remember Prof…View More Storymoja Festival 2014 Daily Blog – Sunday 20th September
Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka never showed up for the gala event on Friday night and I was starting to feel like these guys were avoiding…View More Storymoja Festival 2014 Daily Blog – Saturday 20th September
Friday was first day that I spent a whole day at the museum to enjoy the textures of Kenya’s real literary festival. I spent the…View More Storymoja Festival 2014 Daily Blog – Friday 19th September
The Storymoja Festival happening at the National Museums of Kenya that started on Wednesday has been what can only been described as pacing itself. The…View More Storymoja Festival 2014 so far – Wednesday and Thursday