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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Top Names in Washington Post’s top 50 fiction books for 2014

I really should have flagged this Top Fiction Books by the Washington Post in November but I somehow missed out on it. I really just discovered the list when some pals forwarded to me a link of one Ayelet Waldman who was #WhiningWhileWhite that she had failed to included in the notable books of the […]

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Dinaw Mengestu makes New York Times 100 notable books

The New York Times has unveiled their 100 notable books of 2014 and there is novel by a name readers of this blog are familiar with; Dinaw Mengestu. Mengestu entered our consciousness for the first time when he was a guest of our Storymoja Hay Festival in 2012 and we have been stalking him following […]

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Dinaw Mengestu in the running for Kirkus Prize 2014

Ethiopian born writer Dinaw Mengestu is in the running for this years Kirkus Prize as his book All Our Names was among the finalists for its first annual book prizes. The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000 bestowed annually to authors of fiction, nonfiction […]