Awards Fiction Nonfiction

Meet the judges for the Writivism Fiction and Nonfiction prizes for 2019.

The judges for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019 and the Koffi Addo Prize for Nonfiction 2019 were announced on December 5, 2018. Writivism is an organisation that does activities around the writing ecosystem. Based out of a Kampala, Uganda headquarters, the organisation organises a literary festival, an annual writing competition, mentoring for young writers […]


Ama Ata Aidoo for Ake Arts and Book Festival 2017

The Ake Arts and Book Festival 2017 will take place at the Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta on November 14-18, 2017. This year’s theme is “This F-Word” and conversations will focus largely on creative women doing amazing things both on the African continent and beyond. Time really flies when you are having fun. It […]

Festivals Nigeria Sudan

Leila Aboulela to headline Nigeria’s Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2017

Leila Aboulela will be the headline guest at the inaugural Kaduna Book & Arts Festival to be held from July 5-8, 2017. The festival is run in collaboration with the Book Buzz foundation. As part of its centenary celebrations, Nigerian state of Kaduna is introducing a literary event to its cultural calendar. The Kaduna Book […]

Festivals Ghana Nigeria

Book bloggers strut their stuff at #AkeFest2015

Book bloggers are a very important lot in the African literary ecosystem and on Thursday afternoon some of the most well-known ones strutted their stuff in a panel at the #AkeFest2015. Moderated by Kate Haines were bloggers Kinna Likimani of and Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed of with Emmanuel Iduma of online journal Saraba magazine accompanying […]

Awards Childrens literature

Doreen Baingana to judge Golden Baobab Prizes 2014

The Golden Baobab has announced its judges for the 2014 Golden Baobab Prizes. Its about time. The prize was established to inspire the writing and publishing of African stories that captivate the minds of children, the prizes award $20,000 to talented African writers and illustrators. It also offers publishing and training opportunities to its honorees. […]