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James Murua, founder of James Murua’s Literature Blog.

Our colleagues at James Murua’s Literature Blog are among the winners of the 2018 Sanaa Theatre Awards in Kenya. The blog’s founder and literary journalist James Murua was named “Best Theatre, Art and Culture Writer,” ahead of Time Mworia of Kenyabuzz.com, Antony Njagi of Daily Nation, Caroline Nyanga of The Standard, and Bill Odidi of KBC.

Founded in 2012, James Murua’s Literature Blog‘s coverage of news and events has seen it become one of the pillars of the African online literary scene. Earlier this year, the blog launched a weekly African Literary Podcast.

Congratulations to James Murua!

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Otosirieze is deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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