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Khalid Salleh, Oluoch Madiang, and F Simiyu Barasa win at Nyanza Literary Festival 2017

Khalid Salleh, Oluoch Madiang and F Simiyu Barasa are the winners at the Nyanza Literary Festival 2017. Over a dozen writers from all over Nyanza region gathered at the Kiboko Bay Resort for the Nyanza Literary Festival (NALIF) 2017 on September 23. They included advocate and short story writer P. Ochieng Ochieng, writer Khalid Salleh, […]

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Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 shortlists announced

The poets and fiction writers in the running for the Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 prizes have been announced. The Nyanza Literary Festival, founded last year by New York based Kenyan writer Jakki Kerubo, was set up to elevate engagement in the arts in Nyanza Province, Kenya, through an annual literary contest and workshops. The festival […]

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Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 seeks your submissions (East Africa only)

The Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 which is set to happen in the middle of the year seeks your submissions. The Nyanza Literary Festival started last year and it was an interesting concept that was done by a team led by Kenyan born New York based Jakki Kerubo. The festival aimed to elevate engagement in the […]

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African literary festivals you can attend in 2017

Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2017. 2016 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners of the continent. Writers and readers met and interacted in many different venues in many types of environments. Some like Abantu Book Festival were new while the older ones like […]