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African writers converge on Alain Mabanckou powered Atlantide 2018

Writers from across the African continent converged on Nantes, France at the Alain Mabanckou powered Atlantide Literature Festival 2018 on February 15 to 18, 2018. The Atlantide Literature Festival, founded in 2013, has gathered dozens of international and French writers to the French city of Nantes. In 2018, the artistic director of the festival was […]

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Alain Mabanckou, Ayobami Adebayo for Time of the Writer Festival 2018

The line-up for the Time of the Writer Festival 2018, running from March 12-17, has been announced and it includes Alain Mabanckou, Ayobami Adebayo, and many other writers. The 21st Time of the Writer will take place at various venues around eThekwini, and at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. 15 writers from […]


Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 judges announced

The Caine Prize for African Writing has announced the five judges for the 2018 edition of the prize. The Caine Prize for African Writing is one of the most influential awards in African writing. The Prize is awarded for a short story by an African writer published in English (indicative length 3,000 to 10,000 words). […]

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Man Booker International Prize 2015 – Not Yet Ushindi

The Man Booker International Prize 2015 winner was announced at an award ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last night. The name of the award winner is Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai. The Man Booker Prize International 2015 is given once every two years to a living author for a body of work […]

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A review of Alain Mabanckou’s Broken Glass

Book: Broken Glass Author: Alain Mabanckou Translator: Helen Stevenson Publisher: Serpents Tail Year of publication: 2005 (French), 2009 ( English) Number of pages: 165 Broken Glass is a book by Alain Mabanckou an author from the Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville) who has written a raft of books including African Psycho (2003 French, 2009 English), […]

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Four Africans make Man Booker International Prize finalist list

The Man Booker International Prize highlights one writer’s overall contribution to fiction on the world stage. It seeks out literary excellence the judges consider a writer’s body of work rather than a single novel. Both prizes strive to recognise and reward the finest modern literature. The an award goes with a handy £60,000. The judges […]