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The 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize is Now Open for Entry

Apply for the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize

The Aspen Words Literary Prize is open for entry as of today. The $35,000 prize annually rewards an “influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.” The prize  is open to novels and short story collections from writers of any nationality, addressing […]

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Apply for the 2020 Morland Writing Scholarship | £27,000 for Nonfiction, £18,000 Fiction

Apply for the 2020 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship

The Miles Morland Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Morland African Writing Scholarships. The awards offer a fiction scholarship of £18,000 to two, three or four writers, paid over the course of twelve months, and a nonfiction scholarship of £27,000 to a single writer, paid over the course of eighteen months to enable […]

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The Million Naira Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity | Here is How to Nominate Someone

The Million Naira Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity _ Here is How to Nominate Someone

Nominations for The Nigeria Prize for Difference & Diversity is officially open. The new prize, co-presented by digital media platform Ynaija.com and Chude Jideonwo, is “dedicated to identifying and celebrating people championing difference, diversity, inclusion, and immediate impact on the African continent.” As stated in the press release: The Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity […]

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Derek Owusu Awarded 2020 Desmond Elliot Prize

Derek Owusu Awarded 2020 Desmond Elliot Prize (1)

British author of Ghanaian heritage Derek Owusu has been awarded the 2020 Desmond Elliot Prize for his debut novel That Reminds Me, a moving, coming-of-age story about a young, black Londoner named K, dealing with issues of mental health, identity, sexuality and violence. The novel was selected winner from an exciting shortlist of black writers. […]

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Submit to Ouida Books’ New Imprint on Technology in Africa

Ouida Books is Currently Accepting Submissions for Her New Imprint LWM (2)

Lagos-based publishing press Ouida Books is accepting submissions for its new imprint LWM. LMW is the third addition to the press’s line up of imprints, which includes the children’s book imprint Tanja and the non-fiction imprint Cognix. LMW is “devoted to publishing accessible books about technology in Africa.” The imprint’s first offering is a series […]

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Wayétu Moore Announces New Novel Exploring Mami Wata Mythology

Wayétu Moore Announces New Novel Exploring Mami Wata Mythology

Liberian-American author Wayétu Moore is staying busy and productive. Barely a year since the release of her widely praised memoir The Dragons, The Giant, The Women (read an excerpt here),  she announces a forthcoming book. The book, which is titled Melanchta is her second novel, following her debut work She Would Be King (reviewed here) […]

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Eloghosa Osunde’s Debut Novel Vagabonds Will Be Published in 2021 by Riverhead Books

Eloghosa Osunde Debut Novel Vagabonds Published in 2021 by Riverhead Books (1)

Nigerian writer Eloghosa Osunde’s debut novel Vagabonds will be published by Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Group, in 2021. This comes as welcome news as Osunde’s debut novel has been highly anticipated. The publishers described Vagabonds as: “a tumultuous and unexpectedly joyous novel of oppression and defiance among the people and spirits of Lagos.” […]

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A Short Film Co-Written & Co-Produced by Chibundu Onuzo Makes the ABFF HBO Film Competition Shortlist

Dolapo is fine American Black Film Festival hbo

Dolapo is Fine, a short film co-written and co-produced by Nigerian novelist Chibundu Onuzo, is one of five finalists for the 2020 American Black Film Festival’s Annual HBO Short Film Competition. Onuzo shared the news on Instagram, noting that Dolapo is Fine is the only entry from outside the United States to emerge finalist for […]

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The 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize is Now Open for Entry

Apply for the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize

The Aspen Words Literary Prize is open for entry as of today. The $35,000 prize annually rewards an “influential work […]

July 10 | Sarah Ladipo Manyika Hosts Strive Masiyiwa on Conversations Across the Diaspora

July 10 _ Sarah Ladipo Manyika Hosts Strive Masiyiwas on Conversations Across the Diaspora

Sarah Ladipo Manyika, author of In Dependence (2008) and Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun (2016), has teamed up […]

Bernardine Evaristo Becomes First Black Writer to Win Author of the Year

Bernardine Evaristo Becomes First Black Writer to Win Author of the Year in the British Book Awards

  Bernardine Evaristo’s winning streak continues as she dominates two categories of the 2020 British Book Awards: Best Fiction Book […]

Apply for the 2020 Morland Writing Scholarship | £27,000 for Nonfiction, £18,000 Fiction

Apply for the 2020 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship

The Miles Morland Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Morland African Writing Scholarships. The awards offer a fiction […]

The Million Naira Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity | Here is How to Nominate Someone

The Million Naira Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity _ Here is How to Nominate Someone

Nominations for The Nigeria Prize for Difference & Diversity is officially open. The new prize, co-presented by digital media platform […]

This is Why I am Endowing a N1 Million Prize for Difference and Diversity in Nigeria | Chude Jideonwo

This is Why I am Endowing a N1 Million Prize for Difference and Diversity in Nigeria _ Chude Jideonwo (2)

Last year, I wrote a piece on CNN during Pride Month​—​a month set aside to celebrate sexual and gender diversity […]

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