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  • Andrew Herbert Omuna is Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 winner.

    Andrew Herbert Omuna is Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 winner.

    Andrew Herbert Omuna was announced the winner of the Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. The Babishai Haiku Prize brought to you by the Babishai Niwe Foundation that also organises the Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize and the Babishai Niwe Poetry Festival, has been running since 2016. The first…

  • Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 shortlist announced in Kampala.

    Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 shortlist announced in Kampala.

    The shortlist for the Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 was announced in Kampala, Uganda today, Friday, September 25, 2020. The Babishai Haiku Prize organised by the Babishai Niwe Foundation, who also organise the Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize and the Babishai Niwe Poetry Festival, has been running since 2016. The first edition was jointly won by Blessmond…

  • Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 longlist announced in Kampala.

    Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 longlist announced in Kampala.

    The longlist for the Babishai Haiku Prize 2020 was announced in Kampala, Uganda today, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The Babishai Haiku Prize organised by the Babishai Niwe Foundation, who also put together the Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize and the Babishai Niwe Poetry Festival, has been running since 2016. The first edition was jointly won by…

  • Kariuki wa Nyamu wins Babishai Haiku Prize 2017 in Kampala

    Kariuki wa Nyamu wins Babishai Haiku Prize 2017 in Kampala

    Kenyan writer Kariuki wa Nyamu is the winner of the Babishai Haiku Prize 2017. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Kampala, Uganda on August 6, 2017. The second edition of Babishai Haiku 2017 prize kicked off earlier in the year with a call out for submissions. African poets who had not published a…

  • Babishai Haiku 2017 shortlist announced

    Babishai Haiku 2017 shortlist announced

    The judges of the Babishai Haiku 2017 competition have announced the shortlist for this year’s competition. The Babishai Niwe Foundation started their Haiku competition in 2016 with Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire (Ghana), Chibuihe-Light Obi (Nigeria), and Kwaku Feni Adow (Ghana) sharing the grand prize. The second edition of the competition dubbed the Babishai Haiku 2017 competition…

  • Babishai Haiku 2017 call for submissions

    Babishai Haiku 2017 call for submissions

    The Babishai Haiku 2017 award, the leading prize for Haiku writing in Africa, is seeking your submissions for this year’s competition. The award in its second year is sponsored by the Open Society Initiative for East Africa, UNISA and the African Haiku Network. Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry of consisting of…

  • Babishai to celebrate 10th anniversary on World Poetry Day 2019.

    Babishai to celebrate 10th anniversary on World Poetry Day 2019.

    The Babishai Niwe Foundation is set to celebrate its tenth anniversary on World Poetry Day 2019 which is March 21, 2019. Ten years ago, Ugandan poet Beverley Nambozo came up with an idea that would revolutionise poetry in her country. She set up an organisation and an award scheme with her name to celebrate the…

  • A snapshot of Uganda’s Babishai Poetry Festival 2017

    A snapshot of Uganda’s Babishai Poetry Festival 2017

    The Babishai Poetry Festival 2017 was hosted in Uganda from August 4-6, 2017. There was a sea of activity in Uganda as the world of African poetry was focused on the East African country. They were there for the third edition of the Babishai Poetry Festival which was started in Kampala in 2015 as an…

  • The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation 2016 poetry prizes

    The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation 2016 poetry prizes

    The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation has announced a call-out for its prizes for 2016. In previous years, the foundation had the Babishai Poetry Award which has been running since 2009. Previous winners of the prize include Adeeko Ibukun (2015), Tom Jalio (2014), Rashida Namulondo (2013), Susan Piwang (2012), Sanyu Kisaka (2011), Sophie Alal Brenda (2010)…

  • Literary Awards in African and Black Literature in 2020.

    Literary Awards in African and Black Literature in 2020.

    We present to you the awards we covered here at James Murua Literary that were presented around African and Black Literature in 2020. Like any year, there were many awards handed out across the world where African and Black writers featured. In a very literary award thing, awards being given out this year were either…

  • Ebedi International Writers Residency recipients for Feb/March 2018 announced

    Ebedi International Writers Residency recipients for Feb/March 2018 announced

    The Ebedi International Writers Residency recipients for Feb/March 2018 are Chibųìhè Obi, Blessing Akinsehinwa, Silas Katung and Wole Ayoola. The Ebedi International Writers Residency Program is a unique initiative for creative writers wishing to complete their works in a conducive environment at no cost. It is affiliated with several international literary bodies including the Wole…