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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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#SaveLambdaLiterary | Leading LGBTQ Literary Organization Needs Your Help

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Lambda Literary is struggling under the devastating financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. On April 17, the organization launched a […]

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

Innocent Chizaram Ilo 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Nigeria’s Innocent Chizaram Ilo is the regional winner for Africa of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for their short […]

What We Are Reading This Week | Magical Tales About Life in Northern Nigeria

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BUY Cassava | Amazon A new edition of Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s The Whispering Trees is out in Cassava Shorts, a […]

Poda-Poda Stories Calls for Submissions from Sierra Leonean Writers

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Poda-Poda Stories is a new digital platform curating Sierra Leonean literature. The platform was founded by Ngozi Nicole, a Sierra […]

Petina Gappah’s Out of Darkness, Shining Light Wins the 2020 Chautauqua Prize

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Petina Gappah’s Out of Darkness, Shining Light is the winner of the 2020 Chautauqua Prize. The Chautauqua Prize has been awarded […]

Brittle Paper Quote of the Week — Wole Soyinka

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  The of Quote of the Week is by Wole Soyinka: “The man dies in all who keep silent in […]

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