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Ondjaki wins Vergílio Ferreira Award 2023

Ondjaki was awarded the Vergílio Ferreira Award 2023 in Évora, Portugal on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Vergílio Ferreira was a Portuguese writer, essayist, professor and a key figure in Portuguese-language literature. He was awarded the Camões Prize, which seeks to distinguish the great names of Portuguese-language literature, in 1992. He passed away in 1996 and […]

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Patreons: Mariette Tchamda Mbunpi, Ondjaki and Philipp Khabo Koepsell

Hello Patreons. I want to say that you for the support that you have been giving to the work that I am doing. This week I have the following; 1) Literary Livestream: Mariette Tchamda Mbunpi and Annette Michael. The Livestream allows readers to engage with their favourite personalities in the literary ecosystem. Here is a […]

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Patreons: Ondjaki, Philipp Khabo Koepsell Livestream, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim Podcast

Hello Patreons. This week I have a podcast featuring Abubakar Adam Ibrahim and a Livestream featuring Ondjaki and Philipp Khabo Koepsell. Podcast episode 19: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim Our first guest is Abubakar Adam Ibrahim who really should need no introduction if you follow African writing. The Abuja-based Nigerian has written the short story collection The […]

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Ondjaki, Philipp Khabo Koepsell for James Murua Literary LiveStream.

Ondjaki and Philipp Khabo Koepsell are the guests of the James Murua Literary LiveStream on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 18:00 GMT/ 19:00 WAT/ 20:00 CAT/ 21:00 EAT. You can join the stream, brought to you in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse with financial support from the German Federal Foreign Office, on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter. […]

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Ondjaki at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 2.

Ondjaki kicked off the final day of Season 2 of Afrolit Sans Frontières on Instagram from Luanda, Angola on Monday, April 27, 2020. He was hosted by Zukiswa Wanner. Afrolit Sans Frontières, an initiative by and for writers of African origin, started in March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown. Season 2, […]

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The African novelists on the Dublin International Literary Award 2020 longlist

There are eleven novelists from across Africa on Dublin International Literary Award 2020 longlist announced on Monday, November 11, 2019. The Dublin International Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English to promote excellence in world literature. The prize worth €100,000, sponsored by the Dublin City Council, Ireland, […]

Festivals Kenya

Lusophone, Anglophone authors to converge on Nairobi for Macondo Literary Festival.

Writers who write in English and Portuguese are set to converge on Nairobi for the first Macondo Literary Festival to take place from September 27-29, 2019. “Macondo” is a fictional place where magical things happen in the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Márquez. This magical place was adopted […]


Zukiswa Wanner, Luis Philip Lomelo curate new South-South initiative La Shamba

South African Zukiswa Wanner and Mexico’s Luis Philip Lomelo are the co-curators of the new South-South initiative, an online literary initiative seeking to give a platform to writing from Latin America and Africa. The two were previously selected for the Africa39 and Bogota39 lists as writers expected to shape the future of literature in their […]