Category: Drama

  • Sawiris Cultural Awards 2024 shortlists announced.

    Sawiris Cultural Awards 2024 shortlists announced.

    The shortlists for the Sawiris Cultural Awards 2024 were revealed in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday, December 18, 2023. The Sawiris Cultural Award, one of the richest on the continent with winners going home with around 1.5 million Egyptian pounds in total, was founded in 2005. The awards are handed out in the categories of novels,…

  • Opportunities for writers and poets for November 2023.

    Opportunities for writers and poets for November 2023.

    In our continuing series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in November 2023. These callouts are divided into education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies), journals, and prizes. If you have any callouts, please share. Education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies). Deadline: December 17Details: Click here. Deadline: December…

  • ANA Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature 2023 longlist announced

    ANA Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature 2023 longlist announced

    The longlist for the Association of Nigerian Author’s Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature 2023 was announced on Monday, October 9, 2023. Chinua Achebe was the author of Things Fall Apart (1958) the most well-read novel written by an African. His other novels were No Longer At Ease, Arrow of God, A Man of the People,…

  • Windham-Campbell Prize 2023 recipients receive their awards.

    Windham-Campbell Prize 2023 recipients receive their awards.

    The Windham-Campbell Prize 2023 recipients received their awards at the Windham Campbell Prize Festival 2023 at Yale University, USA on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. The Windham-Campbell Prize was established with a gift from the late Donald Windham in memory of his partner of 40 years, Sandy M. Campbell in 2013.  Recipients of the award, administered…

  • NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2023 shortlist announced.

    NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2023 shortlist announced.

    Obari Gomba, Henry Akubuiro, and Abideen Abolaji Ojomu are on the shortlist for the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2023 announced in Lagos on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. The Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored annually by oil firm NLNG, was started to honour Nigerian authors in the four genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and children’s…

  • NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2023 longlist announced.

    NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2023 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2023 was announced at a press conference in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, July 20, 2023 The Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored annually by oil firm NLNG, was started to honour Nigerian authors in the four genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and children’s literature in 2004. The…

  • Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Ogutu Muraya feted at Kenya Theatre Awards 2023.

    Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Ogutu Muraya feted at Kenya Theatre Awards 2023.

    Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Ogutu Muraya were among the winners at the Kenya Theatre Awards 2023 hosted in Nairobi on Thursday, February 23, 2023. The Kenya Theatre Awards were founded to honour outstanding productions, artists and the legacy of practitioners who have become icons while encouraging and celebrating a blend of innovation and excellence in…

  • Ada Ferrer, James Ijames win at US’ Pulitzer Prize 2022.

    Ada Ferrer, James Ijames win at US’ Pulitzer Prize 2022.

    Ada Ferrer and James Ijames are two of the winners of the Pulitzer Prize 2021 announced on Monday, May 9, 2022. The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine, and online journalism, literature, and musical composition held annually in the United States. It was established by provisions in the will of Joseph…

  • Windham-Campbell Prize 2022 winners announced

    Windham-Campbell Prize 2022 winners announced

    The winners of the Windham-Campbell Prize 2022 have been announced today, March 29, 2022. Here are the six writers of African descent who made the list. The Windham-Campbell Prize was established in 2013 with a gift from the late Donald Windham in memory of his partner of 40 years, Sandy M. Campbell.  English language writers…

  • African Writers Awards 2021 longlists announced

    African Writers Awards 2021 longlists announced

    The longlists for the African Writers Awards 2021 and the Wakini Kuria Prize for Children’s Literature 2021 were announced on August 1, 2021. The African Writers Awards were conceived by the African Writers Development Trust to shed light on some of the best-emerging writing talents on the continent. Some previous winners have been Manu Herbstein,…

  • Olumide Popoola, Ngartia for Goethe’s Artistic Encounters.

    Olumide Popoola, Ngartia for Goethe’s Artistic Encounters.

    Writer and speaker Olumide Popoola and performance poet Ngartia are the featured artists at Goethe-Institut Nairobi’s Artistic Encounters on Thursday September 13, 2018. The event will be moderated by blogger James Murua. In Goethe-Institut Kenya’s Artistic Encounters, a project curated by Zukiswa Wanner, two artists of different genres meet and share their art in front…

  • Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 shortlist announced in Lagos.

    Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 shortlist announced in Lagos.

    The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 shortlist was announced by its advisory board on September 9, 2018. The texts in the running for the continent’s richest literary prize are Embers by Soji Cole, Death and The King’s Grey Hair by Denja Abdullahi and The Rally by Akanji Nasiru. The Nigeria Prize for Literature is the…

  • Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 longlist announced.

    Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 longlist announced.

    The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 longlist was announced on July 26, 2018. Those in the running for the prize this year are Chidubem Iweka, Denja Abdullahi, Soji Cole, Obari Gomba, Peter E. Omoko, Dul Johnson, Bosede Ademilua-Afolayan, Jude Idada, Akanji Nasiru, and Dickson Ekhaguere. The Nigeria Prize for Literature is the richest prize in…