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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse now on Audible’s “Afrolit Now” series.

Stories from Abubakar Adam Ibrahim and Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse are now available on the Zukiswa Wanner-curated Audible Afrolit series. Afrolit Now is a series curating short stories from six African writers curated by Zukiswa Wanner in conjunction with Audible. It was inspired by Afrolit Sans Frontières, the virtual literary festival founded by the South African […]

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Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse, Renee Edwige Dro for James Murua Literary LiveStream in September

Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse and Renee Edwige Dro are the guests of the James Murua Literary LiveStream on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 18:00 GMT/ 19:00 WAT/ 20:00 CAT/ 21:00 EAT. You can join the stream, brought to you in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse with financial support from the German Federal Foreign Office, on Facebook, YouTube, […]

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Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse is Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2020 winner

Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse was announced as the winner of the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2020 for her book Tous tes enfants dispersés on January 27, 2020. Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie (English: Five Continents Prize of the Francophonie) was established by the International Organization of the Francophonie in 2001. It […]

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Prix Ethiophile 2020 finalists announced.

Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse, Johary Ravaloson, Abdourahman A. Wabéri, and Dalie Farah are the finalists for the Prix Ethiophile 2020 announced on June 24, 2020. Prix Ethiophile is an annual literary prize founded in 2015 which rewards French-speaking, African or Caribbean texts. The price alternates between the novel, poetry, theater, and essay genres. Previous winners of […]

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Prix Kourouma 2020 shortlist announced.

The shortlist for Prix Kourouma 2020 was announced on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Ahmadou Kourouma was the Ivorian novelist who wrote Allah N’est Pas (Allah is Not Obliged) in 2002, En Attendant Le Vote Des Bêtes Sauvages (Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote) in 1998, and Les Soleils Des Indépendances (The Suns of Independence) […]

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Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse at day three of Season 3 of Afrolit Sans Frontières.

Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse kicked off day three of Season 3 of Afrolit Sans Frontières from Bordeaux, France on May 27, 2020. She was hosted by Merdi Mukore. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, started as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown in March. It has had two […]