Category Archive for "African Literary News"

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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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Short story by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o translated into over 30 languages in one publication

The Kenyan author’s story The Upright Revolution: Or Why Humans Walk Upright is ‘the single most translated short story in the history of African writing’ Jalada Africa’s groundbreaking Translation Issue features a new story by Ngugi wa Thiong’o in 33…

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African Writers Trust 3rd Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop Video

A video clip of what took place at African Writers Trust 3rd Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop

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Editing is not as simple as I had imagined… by Jean Claude Sibomana

  African Writers Trust recently held its 3rd Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop at Forest Cottages Bukoto-Kampala, from 26th-30th of October 2015. Jean Claude Sibomana, one of the participants from Rwanda says, …   ” At first, I considered editing…

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FROM LARVA TO IMAGO

FROM LARVA TO IMAGO A short story by: Zuhura Seng’enge AFRICAN WRITERS TRUST 3RD EDITORIAL AND PUBLISHING WORKSHOP KAMPALA, UGANDA OCTOBER 26th-31st 2015 “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~ George…

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OUR 3RD EDITORIAL AND PUBLISHING TRAINING WORKSHOP

African Writers Trust held its 3rd Editorial and publishing Training workshop (EPT3), from 26th-30th October 2015 at Forest Cottages, Bukoto, in Kampala. Twelve participants from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Somalia benefited from 5 days of intensive training facilitated by James…

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Transition Magazine,Issue 118 – I Can Be Lightning

Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling ideas from and about the black world.Transition 118, “I Can Be Lightning,” contemplates the power of certain narratives and the impulse to subvert, challenge, or suppress these stories.http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/transition-118

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