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Writers of African descent finalists on Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2021.

Blaise Ndala, Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe, Bessora, and Emmelie Prophete are finalists of the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2021 announced on October 21, 2021. Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie (English: Five Continents Prize of the Francophonie) was established by the International Organization of the Francophonie in 2001. It is aimed […]

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Five writers make Prix Les Afriques 2021 shortlist

Bernardine Evaristo, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin, Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe, and Sindiwe Magona make up the shortlist for Le Prix Les Afriques 2021 announced today, Monday, October 11, 2021. Prix Les Afriques was created by the Swiss lawyer Ngoãn Beti founded association La Cene Littéraire in 2015. It is awarded annually to an […]

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Prix Kourouma 2021 longlist announced.

The writers who made the longlist for the Prix Kourouma 2021 were announced on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. When legendary Ivorian author Ahmadou Kourouma passed away in 2003, the African salon at the Geneva Book Fair decided to pay tribute to him by creating a literary prize that bears his name in the following year. […]

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Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.

Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe’s session at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4 from Lille, France happened on July 5, 2020.  He was hosted by Hemley Boum. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, was founded by author and publisher Zukiswa Wanner as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdowns. The […]

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African writers converge on Alain Mabanckou powered Atlantide 2018

Writers from across the African continent converged on Nantes, France at the Alain Mabanckou powered Atlantide Literature Festival 2018 on February 15 to 18, 2018. The Atlantide Literature Festival, founded in 2013, has gathered dozens of international and French writers to the French city of Nantes. In 2018, the artistic director of the festival was […]