She is still jubilant. She has won the Caine Prize with a short story. There is not just a prize but also invitations to several literary festivals and a place to be writer in residence.
The Nigerian writer Chibundu Onuzo does not lock herself up, in her study, to write some more. She goes out into the streets. She visits galleries and she recommends contemporary art from Africa. Read her enthusiastic article on that other corner of the arts.
Is she happy or not? She is not happy, she is …… ecstatic! Kenyan writer Okwiri Oduor on her winning the 2014 Cain Prize.
The Cain Prize 2014 has been won by the Kenyan writer Okwiri Oduor, who is ‘based in Nairobi’. The last three words I found in the article I refer to here. Does she live and work in nairobi? Or is Nairobi the city where she comes back to when she has been somewhere else, e.g. … Continue reading the cain prize for diaspora writing ?
In two days time Wole Soyinka will turn 80. In days ahead a lot of attention is already paid to this epic writer. One of the important things he has done is giving his name to the ‘Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa’. The ceremony for 2014 did not take place in Ghana, but … Continue reading nigerian writers in triple victory
I started this weblog writing about the books I read. Books from Africa. Books about Africa. All these books I have on my shelves. It is just a personal glimpse into my book life. Once being on the blogroad, I referred to other articles as well. Articles on African writers and African literary events. Just … Continue reading we need to create awareness