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Africans feature on UK Society of Authors’ Awards 2018 Shortlist.

Society of Authors’ Awards Shortlist 2018 features four African nationals. The four are Anietie Isong, Masande Ntshanga, Kayo Chingonyi, and Omar Robert Hamilton. The Society of Authors’ Awards is the UK’s biggest literary prize fund celebrating poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Previous winners of the awards are Nadifa Mohamed, Noviolet Bulawayo, Helen Oyeyemi, Zadie Smith, and […]

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9mobile Prize for Literature 2017 longlist announced

The nine books on the longlist for the 9mobile Prize for Literature 2017, formerly the Etisalat Prize, have been announced. The 9mobile Prize for Literature was born in 2013 as the Etisalat Prize for Literature to showcase the best in African literature. The prize, then sponsored by Nigerian telecommunications company Etisalat, was open to a […]

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Anietie Isong’s Radio Sunrise shortlisted for the Kingston University Big Read 2017

Radio Sunrise, by Anietie Isong has been shortlisted for the Kingston University Big Read project. The novel is one of the six shortlisted titles to be considered for staff and students to read before the 2017 academic year begins. Radio Sunrise, published in January 2017 by Jacaranda Books, is a hilarious, yet sobering take on […]

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Anietie Isong new novel “Radio Sunrise” out in the market

Award-winning Nigerian-British writer Anietie Isong has published a new novel that explores Nigeria’s “brown envelope journalism’’ – the practice of accepting cash from news sources. The novel, Radio Sunrise is published in January 2017 by London-based independent press, Jacaranda Books. Anietie Isong has won several writing prizes including the Commonwealth Short Story Award, the inaugural Olaudah Equiano Prize […]