Category Archives: Updates

Farafina publishers

Farafina Literary Imprint Accepting Manuscripts

Farafina literary imprint based in Yaba-Lagos, Nigeria is accepting submissions for works of fiction from across the continent. The submission window closes on 31st March 2018. The imprint, owned by Kachifo Ltd, has published some of the biggest influencers in the world of literature including Ellen-Banda Aaku,

Burt awards Kenya

CODE Burt Awards 2018 Open

The 2018 CODE Burt Award is now open for submission. The submissions at a national level are open for Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania.  Submissions should target young adults.

miles morland

The Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 2017 Shortlist

The Miles Morland Foundation has released the shortlist for the 2017 Morland Writing Scholarships. Of the 21 names, 6 are from South Africa, 4 each from Nigeria and Kenya, 2 from Cameroon and one each from Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Gambia and Botswana.

writing workshops africa mawazo

Call for Submissions: Mawazo Novel Writing Workshop

Mawazo Africa Writing Institute announces a Call for Submissions for its first writing workshop: Writing the Novel, led by award-winning author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. The aim of the workshop is to provide advanced training and support to African writers who want to complete full-length novel manuscripts (normally of 30,000 words minimum). The workshop will be held online and is a Read More


TBC Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 Winners

The Winners of the Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 were announced last night in a colourful event held at Pride Inn, Westlands last night.   Adult Category in English The Elephant Dance by H. Ole Kulet – Publishers – Longhorn Publishers This is a story of contemporary business empires and an illumination of how some of Read More

Ole Kulet

Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 Shortlist

The shortlist for the Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 is out.   English Adult Category The Whistleblower (Samuel Wachira) published