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African Literary Digest: 101 Notable Pieces of 2018

It was inevitable: compiling a list as monstrous as this would consume time, cause a delay. But here we are. 2018 came with its own firsts and highs. A new major publishing house came on board: The Indigo Press, founded by the distinguished Zimbabwean editor and critic Ellah Allfrey. A new major magazine: Kabaka, dedicated to publishing queer-centered […]

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James Murua’s Literature Blog Wins at Sanaa Theatre Awards

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. […]

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James Murua’s Literature Blog Launches Weekly “African Literary Podcast”

James Murua’s Literature Blog has launched a podcast series. Founded in 2012 by Kenyan blogger James Murua, James Murua’s Literature Blog covers news and events on the African literary scene. Here is part of the announcement: We here at JamesMurua.com have embarked on a new journey as we set up a new podcast for your enjoyment. […]

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Rwanda’s Huza Press Prize for Fiction Releases Longlist

The longlist for Rwanda’s 2016 Huza Press Prize for Fiction is out, and there are twenty writers on it. The short stories features are written in both English and French. The US$1,000 Huza Press Prize, described by James Murua as “Rwanda’s most prestigious,” is in its second year and has on its roll call of […]

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African Literary Event: The African Author Google Hangout Moderated by James Murua

  JamesMurua.com introduces an exciting new project called The African Author Google Hangout. The idea is to connect fans of African literature with their favorite African authors, using Google Hangout. The first session is on crime fiction and features Richard Crompton, Hawa Golakai, and Kinyanjui Kombani. See below to learn more about their work. Date: Thursday 5th June Time: […]

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Ellah Wakatama Allfrey & Bibi Bakare-Yusuf Join the Royal Society of Literature as Honourary Fellows

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Caine Prize chair Ellah Wakatama Allfrey and Cassava Republic Press co-founder Bibi Bakare-Yusuf have been inducted into the UK’s Royal […]

The Inaugural Africa Writes – Bristol Festival, an Offshoot of Africa Writes in London, Set for Seven Days of Performances, Panels, Launches & Workshops

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In 2017, Africa Writes, the UK’s biggest festival celebrating African literature, moved beyond London for the first time, organizing pop-up […]

Earn €1,500 at Goethe-Institut’s U-40 Writers’ Residencies in Burkina Faso | How to Apply

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The Goethe-Institut/Bureau de liaison in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, has called for applications to its new 2019/2020 residencies […]

Molara Ogundipe, Poet, Editor, & Founder of the Stiwanist Movement in Feminism, Passes on at 78

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The Nigerian professor, poet, critic, editor, activist and leading feminist thinker Molara Ogundipe has passed on at 78. She died […]

Namwali Serpell on Using a Swarm of Mosquitoes as Narrator in Her New Novel, The Old Drift

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Namwali Serpell’s debut novel The Old Drift has been a hit with critics. Hailed as the Great Zambian Novel and […]

Nnedi Okorafor’s Broken Places & Outer Spaces, Her 15th Book in 14 Years and First of Nonfiction, Now Available

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Nnedi Okorafor’s memoir, Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected, was published yesterday, 18 June, by Simon […]

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