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Fiston Mwanza Mujila, 2015 Prize Winner Interview


The African literature isn’t just limited to francophone African writers. Before being an author, I am first an avid  …Read More

Winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature

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Poet and novelist Fiston Mwanza Mujila was on Saturday, 19th March 2016 announced as the winner of the 2015  …Read More

The Story of Anna P, as Told by Herself, by Penny Busetto – Extract

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She enters, takes her seat without looking at him, and closes her eyes. From outside the windows she can hear …Read More

Tram 83, by Fiston Mwanza Mujila – Extract


In the beginning was the stone, and the stone prompted ownership, and ownership a rush, and the rush brought an  …Read More

What Will People Say? by Rehana Rossouw – Extract


Neville checked his watch. It was still light out at eight o’clock on a February evening, although the sun had gone …Read More

What Will People Say?

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In What Will People Say?, a rich variety of township characters—the preachers, the teachers, the gangsters and the defeated—come to life …Read More

The Story of Anna P, as Told by Herself

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This sparse, disturbing novel reflects the past, present, and future of a woman, Anna P, who lives on an island off the coast of Italy but can no longer …Read More

Tram 83


Two friends, one a budding writer home from Europe, the other an ambitious racketeer, meet in the only nightclub the Tram 83, in a war-torn city-state in secession …Read More

2015 longlist


Lagos, Nigeria: November 12, 2015: Nigeria’s most innovative and fastest growing telecommunications services company, Etisalat, today   …Read More