The organisers of the Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) have called for entries for reviews of any one of five works of Ken Saro Wiwa’s fiction and drama.
The best review of either Sozaboy, A Forest of Flowers, Adaku and Other Stories, Prisoners of Jebs, or a joint review of Basi and Company and Transistor Radio will receive a N100,000 prize money on the opening day of the Festival, at Freedom Park in Lagos, on November 13, 2015. Continue reading
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It’s simple. Above, is a striking photograph of a young girl…
Tell us her story.
For the next couple of weeks, we’re inviting writers to spend some time with this image – take it to work, invite it out to dinner, stare at it for as long as it takes to get those creative juices flowing – then write and submit a Flash Fiction piece for the chance to win £100! Continue reading
Paul Beatty has become the first American writer to win the Man Booker prize, for a caustic satire on US racial politics that judges said put him up there with Mark Twain and Jonathan Swift.
The 54-year-old Los Angeles-born writer won for The Sellout, a laugh-out-loud novel whose main character wants to assert his African American identity by, outrageously and transgressively, bringing back slavery and segregation. Continue reading
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
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Saraba Magazine is delighted to announce the release of Suzanne Ushie’s new short story titled “Let’s Talk About Something Else”
“Let’s Talk About Something Else” is the compelling story of Uzilibe, a young woman who walks away from a job everyone else thinks she should have held onto. In the process, she tests the limits of a friendship, discovers the power of narrative, and perhaps finds herself. Continue reading
The shortlist of three entries has been approved by the Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited. This announcement follows an initial shortlist of eleven which was released in July. The three shortlisted entries, in alphabetic order, are Born on a Tuesday (Elnathan John), Night Dancer (Chika Unigwe) and Season of Crimson Blossoms (Abubakar Adam Ibrahim).
The winner of the 4th Annual Writivism Short Story Prize has just been announced at a ceremony held in Kampala, Uganda. The announcement crowns the end of yet another Writivism festival. Continue reading
The Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English written by a citizen of a Commonwealth country.
Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Continue reading
ALA 2017 Annual Conference will take place in Yale. Image courtesy of africanlit.org
The African Literature Association is currently accepting nominations for the following awards. Please note the deadlines and the specified individual to whom and all nominations and materials should be addressed. The awards will be presented at the ALA 43rd Annual Meeting and Conference, June 2017, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. Continue reading