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Lidudumalingani to curate Berlin’s African Book Festival 2022.

Lidudumalingani has today been revealed to be the curator of the African Book Festival 2022 which runs in Berlin, Germany from August 26-28, 2022. The festival theme is “Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow” Since 2018, writers from across Africa and the African diaspora have converged on Germany’s capital for the annual African Book Festival. The festival in […]


The Writivism 2019 mentors have been announced.

The mentors for Writivism 2019 were announced by the Kampala, Uganda headquartered initiative on March 16, 2019. Writivism, the project of writing as activism, that works to build the capacity for writing on the continent was started in Kampala, Uganda in 2012. One of its unique features is its mentor program where established writers mentor […]


Lidudumalingani is Caine Prize 2016 winner!

Lidudumalingani has just been announced as the Caine Prize 2016 at a ceremony at Oxford in the United Kingdom. The South African win the prize for his story Memories We Lost which was published in Incredible Journey: Stories That Move You (Burnet Media, South Africa, 2015). Memories We Lost is a story of two young South African girls […]

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Tope Folarin makes Caine Prize 2016 shortlist (We need new Caines)

Caine Prize winner 2013 Tope Folarin made the Caine Prize 2016 shortlist that was announced earlier today. The Caine Prize shortlist 2016 was announced today and those who are in the running for this prize are; Abdul Adan (Somalia/Kenya) for The Lifebloom Gift published in The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African […]