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Ellah Wakatama Allfrey Joins Canongate as Editor-at-Large for Fiction

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Ellah Wakatama Allfrey has joined UK publishing house Canongate as editor-at-large for fiction. This is the powerfully influential editor and critic’s second major new role this year, after being named chair of the Caine Prize in April. The Zimbabwean Allfrey, who until recently was Publishing Director of The Indigo Press and chief judge for the […]

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Event | Huza Press & Goethe-Institut to Host Launch & Reading of Billy Kahora’s New Short Story Collection in Kigali

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Billy Kahora, editor of Kwani? and creative writing lecturer at the University of Bristol, will have his short story collection launched at Huza Press and Goethe-Institut’s KigaliLit event on 14 June. Published by Huza Press, The Cape Cod Bicycle War and Other Stories comes with blurbs by Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Muthoni Garland, and Namwali Serpell, […]

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For Pride Month, The Cheeky Natives Is Sharing Videos of Queer Authors Reading from Their Works

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Every June is Pride Month: that time of the year when queer people celebrate their very existence in a way that heterosexual people do not because nobody is harassing and murdering heterosexual people on the streets. The Cheeky Natives, the South African literary podcast that has become a major go-to space for authors in the […]

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Photos from Bakwa Reading Series No. 3 in Yaounde, with Billy Kahora, Edwige Dro, & Florian Ngimbis

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The Bakwa Reading Series, organised by Bakwa Magazine editor Dzekashu MacViban, is a public event featuring writers, translators and editors, aimed at connecting them to local communities in different cities in Cameroon. It debuted in May 2017, featuring the writers Nkiacha Atemnkeng, A. Bouna Guazong, Bengono Essola Edouard, and Dipita Kwa. Its second edition, moderated […]

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Panashe Chigumadzi’s Book & Essay Tour Dates for Germany & the Netherlands 

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Panashe Chigumadzi has announced the dates for her book and essay tour in Germany and the Netherlands. The Zimbabwean-South African author of These Bones Will Rise Again (The Indigo Press, 2018), an account of the Zimbabwean people’s revolt against Robert Mugabe, and of, most recently, the talked-about essay “Why I’m No Longer Talking to Nigerians About […]

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Binyavanga the Unconventional | Norbert Odero

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I did not first experience Binyavanga the way I had wished to. I did so like a thief. I was fascinated by both his writing and his social media persona. Unconventional. His points were always distracted by more points. Sometimes he came back to the original idea. Sometimes he did not. Disappearing in a fuzzy […]

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Dalia Elhassan and Safia Elhillo Sold Signed Copies of Their Poetry Books to Support Revolutionary Efforts and Emergency Medical Aid in Sudan

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The poets Dalia Elhassan and Safia Elhillo sold copies of their poetry collections for $20 each and donated the proceeds to the revolutionary efforts and emergency medical aid in the ongoing revolution in their home country of Sudan. Both made the announcements on 7 June: Elhassan, inspired by similar efforts by the art designer Dar […]

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Pius Adesanmi’s Family Sues The Boeing Company

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The family of the late Pius Adesanmi has filed a lawsuit against The Boeing Company, the Chicago-based manufacturer of Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, one of which crashed in the service of Ethiopian Airlines as its Flight 302 on March 10, en route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa, causing the deaths of all 157 aboard, […]

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Titilope Sonuga’s This Is How We Disappear, Inspired by the Chibok Girls and Exploring the Invisibilizing of Women, Now Available from Roving Heights Bookstore

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The Nigerian poet-actress Titilope Sonuga‘s third collection of poetry This Is How We Disappear, which explores the literal and metaphoric […]

Landa Mabenge’s Becoming Him: A Trans Memoir of Triumph Is a Heartbreaking, Inspirational Story of Identity and Transition

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Landa Mabenge‘s debut memoir Becoming Him: A Trans Memoir of Triumph details his journey from being born in the body […]

The Gerald Kraak Prize Anthology Vol. II, As You Like It, Wins the 2019 Lambda Award for Best Fiction Anthology

As You Like It, the anthology comprising shortlisted entries for the second Gerald Kraak Prize, has won the 2019 Lambda […]

Zambia’s Kalemba Short Story Prize Announces 2019 Shortlist

The Kalemba Short Story Prize has announced its 2019 shortlist, comprising six writers, including Mubanga Kalimamukwento, author of the Dinaane […]

The Nalubaale Review Calls for Submissions for Its Travel Issue

The Uganda-based magazine The Nalubaale Review is calling for submissions—short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction—for its Travel issue. The deadline for submission […]

Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia Wins the Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry, Nick Makoha & Dami Ajayi Shortlisted

The South African Koleka Putuma has won the 2018/19 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry, for her breakout book Collective […]

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