Category: Announcement

BOOK COVER REVEAL! The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Vol 4

More than a celebration of the many survivors of sexual abuse who have come forward to confront sexual harassment as part of the #MeToo and #IBelieveHer movements, the new cover for our forthcoming anthology, The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Volume 4, is a vote of confidence for the many voices […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Ope Adedeji Wins Our Short Story Prize

For the fourth instalment of our annual competition, The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story, we called on African short story writers to explore the many faces of religion in today’s world. With religion as a theme, we were looking for stories that would use faith as a strategy to investigate all that […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Longlist For Our 2018 Short Story Prize

For our short story competition this year, we called for stories that looked into religion and how it manifests in everyday moments. We are happy to say the writers who submitted their work for consideration did not limit themselves to tangible explanations of faith or metanarratives that do little to question the dangers of religious […]

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Announcing Judges For Our 2018 Short Story Competition

We are happy to announce the judges for our annual short story competition. Malebo Sephodi, Tendai Mwanaka and Lungile Zakwe will select the shortlist and winners of the fourth volume of The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story, our yearly competition. The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story seeks to […]

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Coming up: Zukiswa Wanner at Open Book Festival

This coming week, ZUKISWA WANNER will be in Cape Town for the annual Open Book Festival. Open Book Festival will take place from the 5th to the 9th of September at the Fugard Theatre. The feast full of literarty includes some of our faves like Niq Mhlongo, Sue Nyathi, Noziwe Cynthia Jele, Angela Makholwa, Pumla Gqola, […]

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Zukiswa Warner and Hardly Working at Kingsmead Book Fair!

After successful book events in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Harare, Nairobi and Berlin, Zukiswa Wanner is taking Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts to the Kingsmead Book Fair. The 2018 Kingsmead Book Fair takes place this Saturday, 12 May at Kingsmead College in Rosebank. The programme runs from 9:30 till 5pm and will feature […]

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Call For Submissions: 2018 Short Story Competition (CLOSED)

We invite submissions for our annual short story competition, The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! We are open for submissions from May 4, 2018 to June 130, 2018.    Religion in Africa provides a wide range of listening and viewing strategies which can be invoked in different situations to make new meaning […]

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Hardly Working Goes to Cape Town

After successful launch events in Johannesburg, Durban, Nairobi and Harare, Zukiswa Wanner takes “Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts” to Cape Town for two launch events. The first event will be at the awesome The Book Lounge in the city: Friday, 4 May, 5:30pm. The Book Lounge is on the corner of Buitekant & Roeland. […]

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New Poetry Potion Cover Revealed! Poetry Potion 13 Transformation

We’re super excited about the first Poetry Potion print quarterly of the year! Poetry Potion 13 is themed Transformation. Look at it… ??? “Transformation is a slow-cooking process. Personal transformation even more so. It’s not like, one morning I woke up and suddenly knew the price of nappies and wet wipes, or how to fish phones […]

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Submit For the Annual Writivism Short Story Prize & Creative Non-Fiction Prize Now

The Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE), runs two annual prizes for short stories – Writivism Short Story Prize – and creative fiction – Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non-Fiction. The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non-Fiction is sponsored by the Koffi Addo family. This year’s Writivism Short Story Prize is sponsored by The Story Club, […]

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