No Africans for Windham Campbell Prize in 2016

There were no Africans in the Windham Campbell Prize selections that were announced earlier in the month. Sob. So every year, we all eagerly look through our emails hoping to hear that we are the winners of the coolest awards on the planet. This award was founded by lifelong partners, Donald Windham and Sandy M. […]

Anthologies South Africa

South African writers support their strays with new anthology

In 1985, American artists led by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie came up with a song called We Are The World to help the people of Ethiopia who were going through a horrible drought. It is still one of the best examples of artists coming together to alleviate suffering. South African writers, many of them […]

Awards Nigeria South Africa

Teju Cole, Helon Habila, and Ivan Vladislavić get paid! #WindamCampellPrize2015

We have a winner or rather a list of winners for the Winham Campbell Prize 2015. And just like last year when Aminatta Forna was feted, there is an African in the list. In fact this year there are three; Teju Cole, Helon Habila, and Ivan Vladislavić all who are writers of fiction. The first […]