Tag: Masande Ntshanga

  • Kalemba Short Story Prize 2020 judging panel announced.

    Kalemba Short Story Prize 2020 judging panel announced.

    Ellen Banda-Aaku, Masande Ntshanga, Remy Ngamije, and Mali Kambandu are on the judging panel of the Kalemba Short Story Prize 2020 announced on July 11, 2020. The Kalemba Short Story Prize is awarded annually to the best work of original and unpublished short fiction written in English by a Zambian. The award has been won…

  • Masande Ntshanga kicks off day four of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.

    Masande Ntshanga kicks off day four of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3.

    Masande Ntshanga kicked off day four of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 3 from Cape Town, South Africa on May 28, 2020. He was hosted by Rémy Ngamije. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, started as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic international lockdown in March. It has had two…

  • Africans feature on UK Society of Authors’ Awards 2018 Shortlist.

    Africans feature on UK Society of Authors’ Awards 2018 Shortlist.

    Society of Authors’ Awards Shortlist 2018 features four African nationals. The four are Anietie Isong, Masande Ntshanga, Kayo Chingonyi, and Omar Robert Hamilton. The Society of Authors’ Awards is the UK’s biggest literary prize fund celebrating poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Previous winners of the awards are Nadifa Mohamed, Noviolet Bulawayo, Helen Oyeyemi, Zadie Smith, and…

  • Masande Ntshanga makes Saboteur Awards 2018 shortlist

    Masande Ntshanga makes Saboteur Awards 2018 shortlist

    South African Masande Ntshanga is on the Saboteur Awards 2018 shortlist for his debut novel The Reactive. The book was published by Jacaranda Books. UK-based Sabotage Reviews provides commentary and reviews of small-scale and ephemeral literature that might not otherwise receive such critical and public attention. The focus is on independent, small-budget literature; poetry pamphlets,…

  • Caine Prize Workshop 2016 in Zambia concludes

    Caine Prize Workshop 2016 in Zambia concludes

    The annual Caine Prize Workshop ended yesterday at the Chaminuka Lodge near Lusaka, Zambia. The participants included previous winners of the Caine Prize, those shortlisted as well as some who would be considered future stars. The writers at the workshop included 2015 Caine Prize winner, Namwali Serpell (Zambia), 2014 winner Okwiri Oduor (Kenya), 2013 winner…

  • Artists In Residency 2015 finalists announced!

    Artists In Residency 2015 finalists announced!

    The Artists In Residency (AIR) programme has provided artists across discipline (visual arts; literary arts; performing arts; music & film) with the opportunity to participate in residency programmes throughout the world. This year AIR received a record 423 complete applications across genres from 40 countries across the continent. After a rigorous selection process that invited…

  • Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 longlist announced

    Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 longlist announced

    The longlist for the Etisalat Prize for Literature for 2015 was announced today. The prize launched in June 2013 as the first pan-African prize pen solely to debut fiction writers of African citizenship has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious literary prizes for African fiction. Previous winners of the prize include Noviolet…

  • Caine Prize for African Writing winner announced tonight

    Caine Prize for African Writing winner announced tonight

    It’s that day ladies and gentlemen. Tonight The Caine Prize for African Writing will be announcing its sixteenth winning writer at a kick-ass dinner at Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries. The Caine Prize is named in celebration of the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of Booker plc, who was Chairman of the ‘Africa 95’ arts festival…

  • Beatrice Lamwaka in Johannesburg, Oduor Jagero in Kampala

    Beatrice Lamwaka in Johannesburg, Oduor Jagero in Kampala

    For those in Kampala and Johannesburg, there are some very cool literary events for you today. In Jozi, Caine Prize nominee 2011 Beatrice Lamwaka will be joining South Africans Mandla Langa, Makhosazana Xaba, and Masande Ntshanga to read extracts from their latest novels and poetry collections. They will be discussing their work with Michele Magwood…