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Irenosen Okojie Wins the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

The Winner of the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is Nigerian-British writer Irenosen Okojie for her short story “Grace Jones.” The story appeared in Irenosen’s latest book Nudibranch, a collection published by Little Brown’s Dialogue Books in 2019. The AKO Caine Prize is an annual prize awarded for African creative writing. Irenosen emerges […]

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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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My Memories Are of Flowers _ Sodiq Oyekanmi _ Poetry

to the tome of memories tonight I revisit opening pages of the past like a writer editing a dusty manuscript, […]

Umbrella | Meredith Chiwenkpe Asuru | Fiction

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  “Are you coming in or not?” she asked in a seductive tone, three fingers raised slightly above her neck. […]

Nnedi Okorafor’s LaGuardia Wins 2020 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story or Comic

Nnedi Okorafor's LaGuardia Wins 2020 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story or Comic (3)

Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor is on a roll! Barely two weeks since bagging an Eisner Award, Okarafor wins the coveted Hugo […]

Ugandan Novelist Jennifer Makumbi on All-Female Short Story Prize Longlist

Jennifer Makumbi on All-Female Short Story Prize Longlist

Celebrated Ugandan author Jennifer Makumbi is on the longlist of the 2020 Edge Hill Short Story Prize for her debut […]

Is Oedipus Rex a Form of Detective Fiction? — Watch Episode 5 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

Is Oedipus Rex a Form of Detective Fiction_ --- Watch Episode 5 of Prof. Ato Quayson's Vlog

The fifth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! As the literary vlog enters its fifth week, Quayson […]

Wole Soyinka Writes Letter of Solidarity for Detained Humanist Mubarak Bala

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Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has never hesitated to speak out in the face of injustice. He recently penned a letter […]

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