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Story contest for African Writers

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Free writing contests are becoming rarer, but quite a few of the African ones don’t require an entry fee. Here is one of them. Africa Book Club Short Reads Competition  is a monthly short contest, which welcomes entries from writers across the continent and the Diaspora. They accept  stories from non-African nationals provided the stories are contextually set…

ZIBF Dates

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 Due to the upcoming elections in Zimbabwe, the dates for the Zimbabwe International Book Fair have revised. Originally scheduled to run from July 31st to August 3rd, the ZIBF will now run from September 30th to October 5th. This year’s theme is ” Enabling Creativity, Writing, Publishing and Reading for Africa’s Growth”. Poet Musaemura Zimunya, in a message to…

Writing Update from Uganda

The 2013 WriTivism Festival will take place from August 15 to 19 in Kampala, Uganda, and its theme is “The African Continental Writer, Reader and Publisher”. It will feature writers from countries like Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and others on the continent. “The festival focuses on progress and prospects rather than challenges and problems,”…

Ztorie Bhuku: A Zim Platform Attracting New Literary Talent

There is a lot of literary activity on the ground in Zimbabwe. New voices are eager to enter the world stage, to be heard, to tell their stories. Rise they should, these voices, because Zimbabwe is a rich literary landscape. New platforms are cropping up, taking advantage of the web Web  technologies and the access to…

New Scholarship for African Writers

MORLAND WRITING SCHOLARSHIP A new grant to benefit African writers has been established by the Morland Writing Scholarship. This is an annual grant which is “open to anyone who has been born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa.” Below are the details of the scholarship, provided by the organizers: Grant The  Scholars will…

Shaleen Kumar Singh’s New Book on R. K. Bhushan

R. K. Bhushan: Poetic Vision and Critical Sensibility- Anthology of Critical Papers and Articles, edited by Shaleen Kumar Singh Some flashes from the book: “Raghukul Bhushan’s voice is very forceful, unique, confident, disturbed and lamenting yet inspiring and optimistic in this chaotic postmodern era where he senses topsy-turvydom of humanitarian values everywhere.” Dr. Tejinder Kaur. “The poet has…

Welcome Our Editorial Assistant, Ailsa Menezes

“Reading is my drug. I enjoy words an stories, especially the  delight and energy of creating one. I have also discovered the process of aiding someone to convey with tangible words the jumble of ideas within them is invigorating. I am thrilled to be a part of the Munyori Literary Journal, and for the opportunity to work with talented authors,…