Awards Fiction South Africa

Masande Ntshanga makes Saboteur Awards 2018 shortlist

South African Masande Ntshanga is on the Saboteur Awards 2018 shortlist for his debut novel The Reactive. The book was published by Jacaranda Books. UK based Sabotage Reviews provides commentary and reviews of small-scale and ephemeral literature that might not otherwise receive such critical and public attention. The focus is on independent, small-budget literature; poetry […]

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9mobile Prize for Literature 2017 longlist announced

The nine books on the longlist for the 9mobile Prize for Literature 2017, formerly the Etisalat Prize, have been announced. The 9mobile Prize for Literature was born in 2013 as the Etisalat Prize for Literature to showcase the best in African literature. The prize, then sponsored by Nigerian telecommunications company Etisalat, was open to a […]

Fiction New Books Nigeria

Anietie Isong new novel “Radio Sunrise” out in the market

Award-winning Nigerian-British writer Anietie Isong has published a new novel that explores Nigeria’s “brown envelope journalism’’ – the practice of accepting cash from news sources. The novel, Radio Sunrise is published in January 2017 by London-based independent press, Jacaranda Books. Anietie Isong has won several writing prizes including the Commonwealth Short Story Award, the inaugural Olaudah Equiano Prize […]