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On Writivism mentor Monica Cheru’s new short story collection

Monica Cheru’s latest short story collection The Happy Clappers and Other short stories is set to come out in late March. Monica Cheru’s day job is as lifestyle editor of The Herald in Zimbabwe but many readers of this blog will remember her as the mentor to the Writivism graduates in Harare a few weeks […]

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Inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature Longlist announced

The long list for the inaugural Etisalat for Literature, the first pan-African prize open solely to debut fiction writers of African citizenship, is out. The longlist to the prize judged by professor Pumla Dineo Gqola the Chair of Judges and Professor at the University of Witwaterstrand, Sarah Ladipo Manyika a writer and academic and Billy […]

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Noviolet Bulawayo on Man Booker Prize shortlist

The Man Booker Prize is one of the biggest in the literary business with winner going home with £50,000. That’s UK pounds. Launched in 1969, the prize aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. Judges are […]