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Seven African artists make Bellagio Residency 2018 shortlist

Mona Eltahawy, Sisonke Msimang, Yemisi Aribisala, Ayobami Adebayo, Noo Saro-Wiwa, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, and Sylvia Vollenhoven are shortlistees for the Bellagio Residency in literature. The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections […]

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Sibongile Fisher wins Short Story Day Africa Prize 2016

Sibongile Fisher is the winner of the 2016 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction for her story A Door Ajar. TJ Benson was first runners up followed by Megan Ross in third. The Prize is worth R10 000 to the winner with second and third place cash prizes of R2 000 and R1 […]

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Twelve writers for Caine Prize workshop 2015 in Ghana

The Caine Prize workshop is one of those events that come along once a year. In these workshops which have been happening since 2003, writers who were shortlisted for the Caine Prize in the previous year are joined by other promising writers. They are mentored by experienced writers on the craft of writing. The workshops […]


Caine Prize 2014 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Caine Prize for African literature, one of the continents hottest short story awards, has just been announced. This is the fifteenth year of the prize that was initially welcomed universally although the universality has been in question in recent years. Some of the more famous previous recipients of the award have […]