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2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature Judges' Panel Announced

By ZODML on Sat, 19/07/2014 - 00:34

[caption id="attachment_3433" align="aligncenter" width="443"]2014-etisalat-prize-for-literature-judges (From left): Prize Patron Kole Omotoso, Chair of Judges Sarah Ladipo Manyika, and Etisalat CEO Matthew Willsher[/caption]

The panel of judges for the 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature has been announced. Etisalat CEO Matthew Willsher revealed the judges of this year's edition of the Prize at the Intercontinental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. Sarah Ladipo Manyika will chair the panel, and is joined by Jamal Mahjoub, Alain Mabanckou, and Tsitsi Dangarembga.

INSPIRATION: Two Nigerians Win $25,000 in Google's Africa Connected Contest

By ZODML on Thu, 03/04/2014 - 21:01

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We were proud to see two Nigerians announced winners of Google's Africa Connected competition. The contest - which was launched in 2013 - aimed at spotlighting Africa's growing internet connectivity and how people around the continent use the web and Google's tools (from Google+ to YouTube) to inspire change in their lives and the lives of others.

Eseoghene Odiete and Eric Obuh (also known as Vocal Slender) were selected alongside Sitawa Wafula of Kenya, Christopher Panford of Ghana, and Eunice Namirembe of Uganda from a pool of over 2,200 entries from 35 African countries. Each winner received $25,000 at the Africa Connected Web Summit in Nairobi, Kenya on April 1, 2014.

OPPORTUNITY: Apply for the Abuja Writivism Workshop

By ZODML on Fri, 20/12/2013 - 00:00

Writivism Workshop 2014

Writivism, a group inspired by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) project which aims to engages young writers and readers through literature, is seeking emerging African writers to participate in its upcoming workshop on February 8, 2014.

Writivism, which was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Uganda, is dedicated to promoting the use of the arts in public discourse in Africa and counts Nigerian writers Chika Unigwe and EC Osondu as trustees, as well as recent Man Booker Prize nominee NoViolet Bulawayo.

OPPORTUNITY: Call for Submissions to Africa39 Project

By ZODML on Tue, 10/12/2013 - 00:00

Africa39 Project - African writers - writing competition

Exciting news for African writers! Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina is looking for 120 of the most promising fiction authors under the age of 40 of African origin to be a part of the Africa39 Project.

Part of the series of events and programmes celebrating Port Harcourt's selection as UNESCO World Book Capital for 2014, the Africa39 Project aims to "discover adventurous young Africans who will redefine our literary ecosystem in the future. The project will name 39 of the most promising African writers of fiction under the age of 40 in April 2014. Notably, Wainaina is looking to create a longlist that is at least 50% female, as well as one which provides for writers writing anonymously for safety reason and those who compose in Braille. Writers of all genres of prose fiction are encouraged to apply.

This fantastic initiative's longlist is due this Saturday (December 15, 2013), so hurry to get your submission in! More details below:

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