Tag: Henrietta Rose-Innes

  • Makena Onjerika is Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 winner.

    Makena Onjerika is Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 winner.

    Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika is the Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 winner for her short story Fanta Blackcurrant, published in Wasafiri (2017). The ceremony was held for the second time in Senate House, in partnership with SOAS and the Centre for African Studies in the UK. The Caine Prize, awarded annually for African creative writing,…

  • African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.

    African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.

    Writers from across the African continent converged on Berlin for the first African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner on April 26-28, 2018. Organised by the InterKontinental and curated by Olumide Popoola, the festival looked at transnationalism and migration in a more literary sense of “keeping in motion”. Berlin has a very unique…

  • African Speculative Fiction Society’s Nommo Awards 2018 shortlists announced

    African Speculative Fiction Society’s Nommo Awards 2018 shortlists announced

    The Nommo Awards 2018 shortlists for the best novel, novella, short story and graphic novel by an African this year have been announced. The Nommo Awards are an initiative of the African Speculative fiction Society. The Nommo Awards were introduced by the African Speculative Fiction Society to cast a much needed focus on the writing…

  • Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016 shortlists announced

    Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016 shortlists announced

    The shortlists for the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016 were announced over the weekend. There are two awards available to the writers in the awards; the nonfiction category is called the Alan Patton Award while the fiction category is called the Barry Ronge Prize. Both prizes named after famous South African white men. The Alan…

  • South African writers support their strays with new anthology

    South African writers support their strays with new anthology

    In 1985, American artists led by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie came up with a song called We Are The World to help the people of Ethiopia who were going through a horrible drought. It is still one of the best examples of artists coming together to alleviate suffering. South African writers, many of them…

  • Short Sharp Stories Award to feature at Mzansi’s National Arts Festival

    Short Sharp Stories Award to feature at Mzansi’s National Arts Festival

    The “Short Sharp Stories Award” for South African short-story fiction curated by Joanne Hichens is presented each year by the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. The awards create a publishing platform for both established and emerging writers in South Africa. The winning writers have their stories in an annual anthology of selected stories with a…

  • Henrietta Rose-Innes on winning the Francoise Sommer Literary Prize

    Henrietta Rose-Innes on winning the Francoise Sommer Literary Prize

    Author Henrietta Rose-Innes is a South African with four books to her credit. The first two of her books Shark’s Egg (2001) and The Rock Alphabet (2004) were published by Kwela Books. On her debut novel, Shark’s Egg J.M. Coetzee had this to say, “Henrietta Rose-Innes writes an admirably taut, clean prose. Shark’s Egg is…