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Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced

Ten poets have made the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist announced today. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize launched in 2012 is a major annual poetry prize of £3000, aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. Now in its fifth year, the Prize is sponsored by Brunel University London […]

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Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Penny Busetto dazzle at Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour

Etisalat Prize 2015 winner Fiston Mwanza Mujila and shortlistee Penny Busetto dazzled as they featured at a variety of Nairobi spaces Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour. They included Daystar and Nairobi Universities, the Goethe Institute and the party on Saturday at Pawa 254. One of the coolest of the events was at the Goethe Institut, […]


Ngugi Wa Thiong’o story stars in latest Jalada Anthology

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s story The Upright Revolution (or Why Humans Walk Upright) is the story at the centre of Jalada Africa’s latest anthology dubbed The Translation Issue. The story which was initially written in Kikuyu and translated into English by Kenya’s leading author is a folk tale about the human body parts and a battle […]

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Richard Oduor Oduku on British Science Fiction Association Awards longlist

Richard Oduor Oduku joins other writers on the long list for the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards for his story eNGAGEMENT that featured in Jalada Afrofutures. He has been nominated in the short story category. So what at these awards? The BSFA awards are presented annually by the British Science Fiction Association, based on […]

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Anthologies Galore: Kut, Sarabi, Ankara

An anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler. Lets talk anthologies today; the ones that are newly out and the ones you are a writer can contribute your writing two. Top on the list of the ones you really want to read is Kut compiled by Kenya writer Oduor Jagero and […]