Tag: Bongani Madondo

  • Madondo, Omotoso, Mohlele make University of Johannesburg Prize 2016 shortlist

    Madondo, Omotoso, Mohlele make University of Johannesburg Prize 2016 shortlist

    The University of Johannesburg Prize  2016 for South African Writing in English has announced their shortlist for the year. The list includes names like Bongani Madondo, Yewande Omotoso, and Nthikeng Mohlele. The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English, also known as the UJ Prize, was instituted in 2006. It comprises two…

  • Tributes flood in for legendary Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta

    Tributes flood in for legendary Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta

    Buchi Emecheta the author of numerous novels passed away in London, UK on January 25th 2017. Tributes from all over the African literary community have been shared on social media. Florence Onyebuchi “Buchi” Emecheta OBE (21 July 1944 – 25 January 2017) was a Nigerian novelist, based in Britain since 1960,[1] who had also written…

  • Abantu Book Festival 2016 announces confirmed guests

    Abantu Book Festival 2016 announces confirmed guests

    The Abantu Festival 2016 set for 06 – 10 December in Soweto, South Africa have announced some of their guests and the lineup is epic. The Abantu Book Festival with Thando Mgqolozana as director and Panashe Chigumadzi as curator is organised under the theme, Our Stories. The new festival celebrates African stories through written and…