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Peter Kimani to chair Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 judges panel.

Peter Kimani will chair the panel of the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 judges in an announcement made on December 19, 2018. He will be joined by Sefi Atta, Margie Orford, Olufemi Terry, and Scott Taylor. The Caine Prize for African Writing is one of the most influential awards in African writing. The Prize […]

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Novels of Botswana in English launches in Gaberone; Lauri Kubuitsile in Sweden

A new academic book, Novels from Botswana written in English from 1930 to 2006, was launched at the University of Botswana Bookstore in Gaberone, Botswana last week. The book is written by Dr. Mary Lederer. Professor Arua E. Arua of the UB’s Department of English was the master of ceremonies. You can read more about […]

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Margie Orford elected to board of PEN International

South African writer and PEN SA President Margie Orford has been elected to the international board of PEN International. She follows the South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer who was appointed Vice President of PEN International, a position she held until her death. Orford is well known as journo who has written for The Guardian, […]