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Innocent Chizaram Ilo Awarded 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa Region

Nigeria’s Innocent Chizaram Ilo is the regional winner for Africa of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for their short story “When a Woman Renounces Motherhood.” At 23, Ilo, who lives in Lagos, is the youngest-ever writer to be awarded the Africa region prize. We are thrilled for Innocent, whose writing we have published here […]

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Enter for the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for submissions. An initiative of Commonwealth Writers, the Prize recognizes the best piece of unpublished short fiction between 2,000 and 5,000 words in English. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. The five winning stories will be published online by Granta. Translated entries are […]

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Zambia’s Mbozi Haimbe Awarded 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa Region 

Zambia’s Mbozi Haimbe has been awarded the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa Region, for her “Madam’s Sister.” She is the second Zambian to receive a Commonwealth Prize, following Ellen Banda-Aaku’s 2007 win of the defunct Commonwealth Short Story Competition, for “Sozi’s Box.” The short story, like those of the four other winners for […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Enter for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for submissions. An initiative of Commonwealth Writers, the prize recognizes the best piece of unpublished short fiction, from 2,000 to 5,000 words, in English. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. The five winning stories from the 2019 competition will be published online by Granta. There […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Enter for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

  The 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for entries. An initiative of Commonwealth Writers, the Commonwealth Short Story Prize is “for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000 – 5,000 words) in English.” Stories translated into English are eligible. Regional winners will receive £2,500 while the overall winner receives £5,000. The five winning stories […]

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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 Nigerian Prize for Difference and Diversity | Here is How to Nominate Someone

The Nigerian Prize for Difference and Diversity

As part of their goal to ensure visibility and adequate representation of minorities, The Working Group for The Nigeria Prize […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Sister, The Serial Killer Wins Crime Fiction Book of the Year

My Sister, The Serial Killer Wins Crime Fiction Book of the Year

Oyinkan Braithwaite’s comic crime thriller, My Sister, The Serial Killer (2018), has won the 2020 British Book Award for Crime Fiction […]

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