Category Archive for "African Literary News"

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Reflections on the Uganda International Writers Conference – By Zaahida Nabagereka

  Reflections on the Uganda International Writers Conference: Contrasts and similarities of working within the African literary scene in London and Kampala. In March, 2017, I participated in the Uganda International Writers Conference, which was held in Kampala, Uganda, under…

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The AWT Conference Set Me On Fire -By HARRIET ANENA

  It’s been three months since I completed writing my second poetry collection – Set Me on Fire. A feeling of fulfillment and relief engulfed me immediately I finished typing the last word. But nothing prepared me for the restlessness…

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THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION BELLAGIO CENTER 2016 SHORTLIST

The Africa Centre is glad to present the shortlist for the 2016  Artists in Residency competition. This time round, they added a layer to their Artists In Residency competition that specifically awarded residencies to mid to late-career African artists who…

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Trump could wipe out federal funding for the arts.

  Donald Trump’s administration appears poised to introduce a budget that would wipe out funding for the arts and humanities. The New York Times reported that the newly confirmed United States of America Director of the Office of Management and…

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Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival.

Jalada Africa, a Pan-African collective, is pleased to announce the inaugural Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival. The festival is a hybrid between a traditional place-based festival and a bus tour, and will cover 5 countries and 12 towns: Kenya…

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ANNOUNCING THE UGANDA INTERNATIONAL WRITERS CONFERENCE: 6TH – 8TH MARCH, 2017

  African Writers Trust will hold the third edition of its biennial Uganda International Writers Conference in Kampala, Uganda, beginning on 6th to 8th March, 2017, on the theme: contemporary publishing trends in Africa. 30 writers and publishers from Africa…

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Review of MOONSCAPES, an anthology of short stories and poetry from East Africa.

  In 2012 African Writers Trust (AWT) launched an editorial and publishing programme which aimed to help writers and editors who wished to pursue a career in the publishing industry.In implementing this program, the AWT aims to create a sustainable…

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TRIGGER POINT

  I remember being asked by a colleague and friend at a meeting “Have you applied to attend the African Writers Trust (AWT) Editorial and Publishing something…Something?” No. I adamantly responded because I barely knew what she was talking about….

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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim wins the 2016 Nigerian Prize for Literature

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016 for his novel ‘Season of Crimson Blossoms’, beating Chika Unigwe’s ‘Night Dancer’ and Elnathan John’s ‘Born on a Tuesday’. The result was announced on Wednesday b the Advisory Board of…

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Winner & Shortlist, Saraba Manuscript Prize (Fiction Category)

  The winner and shortlist of the Saraba Manuscript Prize (Fiction Category) have been announced by the judges Rotimi Babatunde, Azafi Omoluabi-Ogosi, and Eghosa Imasuen. Drawn from a longlist of ten writers, Eboka Chukwudi Peter is the winner of the…

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