Events Kenya South Africa

Etisalat Prize Winner 2014 Songeziwe Mahlangu in Nairobi readings

South African writer Songeziwe Mahlangu, author of Penumbra and the winner of the Etisalat Prize 2014 will be in Nairobi for an afternoon of readings and conversations. The event on Sunday, May 3rd will also feature veteran Kenyan writer, Henry Ole Kulet, Caine prize winner Yvonne Adhiambo Owour, historian Ngala Chome and Kwani Trust Managing […]

Awards Nigeria South Africa

Etisalat Prize Shortlist 2014 announced

And then there were three. The judges for the Etisalat Prize for African literature have whittled down the long list of writers and those next in the line were announced. The three shortlistees in the running for next awards are Nadia Davids, for An Imperfect Blessing (Random House Struik-Umuzi), Chinelo Okparanta for Happiness Like Water […]


Etisalat Prize 2014 entries now open

The Etisalat Prize entered the African literature space last year with a bang last year. The Pan African prize for literature funded by a telecommunications firm was aimed to celebrate African fiction writers debut fiction writers of African descent whose works are published in the last 24 months. The inaugural winner was Noviolet Bulawayo for […]

Book Reviews Nigeria South Africa

A review of Bom Boy by Yewande Omotoso

Book: Bom Boy Writer: Yewande Omotoso Publisher: Modjadji Books Year of publication: 2011 Number of pages: 255   Bom Boy by Yewande Omotoso published by Modjadji Books recently found itself (magically?) on the shortlist for the Etisalat Prize for African literature 2014. With this happening I went back and reread the book I first enjoyed […]