Category: South Sudan

  • Book digest: Diriye Osman, Fred Khumalo, Taiye Selasi, Warsan Shire

    Book digest: Diriye Osman, Fred Khumalo, Taiye Selasi, Warsan Shire

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Warsan Shire, Diriye Osman, Fred Khumalo, and Taiye Selasi. Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head by Warsan Shire Publisher:  Penguin Random HousePublication Date: March 1, 2022Genre: PoetryLanguage: EnglishWhere to find it:  Penguin Random House…

  • Book Digest: Lea N’Guessan, Raymond Antrobus, Shamiso Chikoti, and Taban Lo Liyong.

    Book Digest: Lea N’Guessan, Raymond Antrobus, Shamiso Chikoti, and Taban Lo Liyong.

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest feature with books from Lea N’Guessan, Raymond Antrobus, Shamiso Chikoti, and Taban Lo Liyong. La Secret d’Adjaratou by Lea N’Guessan Publisher: Vallesse Editions (Cote D’Ivoire)Publication Date: November 11, 2017Genre: FictionLanguage: FrenchWhere to find it: Vallesse Editions Lea N’Guessan Lea N’Guessan is an…

  • South Sudan women’s “No Time to Mourn” anthology launches

    South Sudan women’s “No Time to Mourn” anthology launches

    No Time to Mourn, a new anthology featuring writing by women from South Sudan, launched in Juba, South Sudan on July 7, 2021. In June 2019, FEMRITE and Oxfam collaborated to convene a week-long writing retreat for 18 South Sudanese women living in Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, and Australia. The retreat aimed to give participants an…

  • Book Digest: Accra Noir (Ghana), No Time To Mourn (South Sudan), Poetic Justice (Morocco)

    Book Digest: Accra Noir (Ghana), No Time To Mourn (South Sudan), Poetic Justice (Morocco)

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our Book Digest feature. Today our focus is the anthologies Accra Noir; No Time to Mourn: An anthology by South Sudanese Women; and Poetic Justice: An Anthology of Contemporary Moroccan Poetry (Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation). Accra Noir (Akashic Noir) Editors: Nana-Ama Danquah Publisher: Akashic…

  • Maryse Condé, Stella Gaitano are English PEN Translation 2020 winners.

    Maryse Condé, Stella Gaitano are English PEN Translation 2020 winners.

    Maryse Condé and Stella Gaitano are among the nineteen winners of the English PEN Translation Awards 2020 announced on June 10, 2020. English PEN is the founding centre of PEN (Poets, Essayists, Novelists) International, a worldwide writers’ association with 145 centres in more than 100 countries. One of its activities is the translation awards which…

  • Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020 shortlist announced.

    Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020 shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020 has been announced today, April 21, 2020. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English in the regions of Africa, Asia, Canada, and Europe, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Each of these winners is then eligible for…

  • International Publishers Association Prix Voltaire 2019 shortlist features two African publishers.

    International Publishers Association Prix Voltaire 2019 shortlist features two African publishers.

    The International Publishers Association Prix Voltaire 2019 shortlist announced on April 16, 2019, features two African publishers in Khaled Lufti and NB Publishers. The International Publishers Association (IPA) Prix Voltaire is given to publishers who provide authors with the tools to disseminate their written ideas assuming the same risks as the writers themselves. It honours…

  • Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2019 shortlist announced

    Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2019 shortlist announced

    Ten poets from across Africa feature on the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2019 shortlist announced on March 25, 2019. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize was founded in 2012 to revitalise African poetry. The prize planned to draw attention to poetry and to encourage a new generation of poets who might one day become…

  • Dro, Tubosun, Masinyana, Ndlovu are Morland Writing Scholars 2018.

    Dro, Tubosun, Masinyana, Ndlovu are Morland Writing Scholars 2018.

    The Morland Writing Scholars 2018 have been announced today, Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The four are Edwige Renee Dro, Kola Tubosun, Sibabalwe Oscar Masinyana, and Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu. The Morland Writing Scholarship is an annual award given to African writers to enable them to work on a manuscript over a year without worrying about an…

  • African Writers Trust workshop hosted in Kampala, Uganda.

    African Writers Trust workshop hosted in Kampala, Uganda.

    The African Writers Trust hosted a mentoring and training workshop moderated by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey alongside Demere Kitunga and Catherine Mark. The workshop was hosted in November 2018. The African Writers Trust is an organisation founded to coordinate and bring together African writers in the Diaspora and writers on the continent to promote the sharing…

  • Marial Awendit is the Babishai Poetry Prize 2018 winner.

    Marial Awendit is the Babishai Poetry Prize 2018 winner.

    Marial Awendit is the Babishai Poetry Prize 2018 winner for his poem 38 Photographs of Depression. The South Sudan national was announced the winner at a ceremony at the Starlight Hotel in Mbale, Uganda on August 6, 2018. The Babishai Poetry Prize was founded in 2009 by Ugandan Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva to shine a light…

  • Babishai Poetry Award 2018 longlist announced.

    Babishai Poetry Award 2018 longlist announced.

    The Babishai Poetry Award 2018 longlist was announced on July 5th by judges Prof Remi Raj, Rehema Nanfuka, and Alfred Msadala. The longlist of 35, with most regions of the continent represented, features a strong showing from Nigerian poets. The Babishai Poetry Prize was founded in 2009 by Ugandan Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva to shine a…